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Flossy (2)

adjective derived
stylish and attracting attention due to clothes, jewelry, make up, hair, etc.
 
Extension of Modern English floss, which is used to clean teeth. Clean is a synonym for flossy in Modern English, which is probably where the association came from.
Etymology : Floss in it's usual form means "rough silk," from French floche "tuft of wool", from Old french floc "tuft, lock," from L. floccus "tuft of wool." (etymonline.com)
Source : “I’m flossy.” Rice student, Oct. 29, 2010.
Last modified: 12 December 2010


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