a fabric with a soft, thick, deep pile
Origin of plushFrench pluche ; from peluche ; from Old French peluchier, to pluck ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form piluccare: see pluck
- of or made of plush
- Informal luxurious, as in furnishings
A fabric of silk, rayon, cotton, or other material, having a thick deep pile.
- Made of or covered with plush.
Origin of plushFrench pluche, variant of peluche, from pelucher, to become fluffy, shed, from Old French peluchier, to pluck, probably from Vulgar Latin *piluccāre; see pluck.
(comparative plusher, superlative plushest)
(countable and uncountable, plural plushes)
- A textile fabric with a nap or shag on one side, longer and softer than the nap of velvet.
- A (type of) child's toy, usually an animal, filled with soft material.
From French peluche (“fluff, plush”).