from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the tufted duck.
  • adj. Of resemblance to a tuft

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Abounding with tufts.
  • adj. Growing in tufts or clusters.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Abounding in tufts; wooded.
  • Abounding in tufts or knots.
  • Growing in tufts.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • “Ladies and gentlemen!” called the tufty-haired wizard.

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

  • The hair upon other large bears (the polar excepted) is what may be termed "tufty," and their forms are different, being generally more uncouth and "chunkier."

    The Hunters' Feast Conversations Around the Camp Fire

  • Carl Kleiner's new book of Ikea photography does for kitchenware what Renaissance painter Giuseppe Arcimboldo did for vegetables in his weird portraits of men with bulging onion cheeks and tufty carrot beards.

    Skye Sherwin: A Good Look

  • It's now a little more tufty than these images would suggest.

    Detroit Tigers v Texas Rangers - live! | Steve Busfield

  • He is a sweet, tufty dark brown and as leggy as my lanky boy.

    Horse riding in Ashdown Forest

  • Rushing streams overflow their banks in summer, watering the meadows where a young Lev Tolstoy wandered, botanical primer in hand, picking out the . . . red, white, and pink scented tufty clover; milk-white ox-eye daisies with their bright yellow centers and pleasant spicy smell; yellow honey-scented rape blossoms; tall campanulas with white and lilac bells, tulip-shaped; creeping vetch . . .

    The Return

  • Between Healey and Dawn Porter, they've covered every aspect of the journey, from tufty teen to swaggering adult.

    What have Cherry Healey and Dawn Porter taught us?

  • He abandoned the car and came to sit on the grass as far away from Seb as he could manage, hair drying tufty and falling damp into his eyes.

    The Demons Covenant

  • The road shot arrow-straight across the flats, through plains of tufty tree yuccas green from recent rains; it squiggled over the steep hills in tight switchbacking loops decorated with shrines to the dead.


  • As you can tell from the background image, there isn't any grass around, so I'm not particularly sure what the green tufty stuff at the bottom of the image is, but let's assume that it's either natural or maybe artifical grass.

    Bill Singer: Yo, Congress, Keep on Truckin' -- Can You Dig It?


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