from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Excessively frilly or frou-frou, typically in a manner calculated to attract attention to an otherwise unremarkable person or event.
  • adj. Poofy; inflated in a funny way.
  • adj. Big and fluffy.


Possibly a portmanteau of fluffy or frilly and poofy. (Wiktionary)



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  • I use it to mean something frilly, frivolous, silly, effete, swishy or overdecorated. I heard it used this way by someone unremembered a long time ago.

    April 8, 2009