Plump vs Fluffy - What's the difference?

plump | fluffy |

As a verb plump

is to grow ; to swell out.

As an adjective plump

is having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.

As an adverb plump

is directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.

As a noun plump

is (obsolete) a knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.

As a proper noun fluffy is

a popular given name for a pet, often for a cat.




(en verb)
  • To grow ; to swell out.
  • Her cheeks have plumped .
  • To drop or fall suddenly or heavily, all at once.
  • * Spectator
  • Dulcissa plumps into a chair.
  • To make plump; to fill (out) or support; often with up .
  • * Fuller
  • to plump up the hollowness of their history with improbable miracles
  • To cast or let drop all at once, suddenly and heavily.
  • to plump a stone into water
  • To give a plumper (kind of vote).
  • To give (a vote), as a plumper.
  • (used with for) To favor or decide in favor of something.
  • "A recent poll by the New York Times found that although most Brazilians plump for arch-rival Argentina as the team they most want to lose, the second-biggest group want Brazil itself to stumble." source:


  • Having a full and rounded shape; chubby, somewhat overweight.
  • * (Thomas Carew) (1595-1640)
  • The god of wine did his plump clusters bring.
  • *
  • Fat.
  • Synonyms

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  • Directly; suddenly; perpendicularly.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A knot or cluster; a group; a crowd.
  • a plump of trees, fowls, or spears
    To visit islands and the plumps of men. — Chapman.


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  • Covered with fluff.
  • Fluffy bunny rabbits are really nice to stroke.
  • Light; soft; airy.
  • I like my scrambled eggs to be light and fluffy in texture.
  • (colloquial) Warm and comforting.
  • Being in love with my boyfriend gives me a fluffy feeling inside.
  • (colloquial) Not clearly defined or explained; fuzzy.
  • * 2008 , R.Safley, Reagan's Game
  • Someone sold you the fluffy idea that brains triumphs over strength when you were picked last for the sports team.
  • Lightweight; superficial; lacking depth or seriousness.
  • * 2006 , Linda Nochlin, Bathers, Bodies, Beauty: The Visceral Eye (page 271)
  • And she is represented reading with great concentration, and not some fluffy novel but the rather politically oriented and literary Le Figaro , its title prominent if upside down in the foreground.


  • Someone or something that is fluffy