• IPA: /ˈdaʊni/

downy (comparative downier, superlative downiest)

  1. Having down, covered with a soft fuzzy coating as of small feathers or hair.
    The chick's downy coat of feathers formed almost immediately to keep it warm.
  2. Sharp-witted, perceptive.
    • 1947, Sir David Maxwell Fyfe, Speech in UK House of Commons, 10th November 1947:
      The right hon. Gentleman has much more claim to the adjective downy than I have, but he really cannot catch me with that one.
Translations Noun

downy (plural downies)

  1. A blanket filled with down; a duvet.

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