What does floss mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. floss(noun)

    a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery

  2. dental floss, floss(verb)

    a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth

  3. floss(verb)

    use dental floss to clean

    "floss your teeth after every meal"


  1. floss(Noun)

    a thread, used to clean the area between the teeth

  2. floss(Noun)

    (raw) silk fibres

  3. floss(Noun)

    the fibres covering a corn cob

  4. floss(Noun)

    Any thread-like material having parallel strands that are not spun or wound around each other.

    embroidery floss

  5. floss(Noun)

    Spun sugar or cotton candy, especially in the phrase "candy floss".

  6. floss(Verb)

    To clean the area between the teeth using floss.

  7. floss(Verb)

    To show off, especially by exhibiting one's wealth or talent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Floss(noun)

    the slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk

    Etymology: [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux, n.]

  2. Floss(noun)

    untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering

    Etymology: [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux, n.]

  3. Floss(noun)

    a small stream of water

    Etymology: [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux, n.]

  4. Floss(noun)

    fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present

    Etymology: [It. floscio flabby, soft, fr. L. fluxus flowing, loose, slack. See Flux, n.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Floss

    flos, n. the loose downy or silky substance in the husks of certain plants, as the bean—also Flosh.—n. Floss′-silk, very fine silk fibre extremely soft and downy and with a high lustre, used chiefly for embroidery.—adj. Floss′y. [Prob. O. Fr. flosche, down: or from some Teut. word cog. with fleece—cf. Ice. flos, nap.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. floss(verb)

    Move in and out of something. Floss the NSX -- DJ Quik (Dollars and Sense).

  2. floss(verb)

    To show off. Picture me rollin', flossin' a Benz on rims that isn't stolen. -- 2Pac.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of floss in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of floss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of floss in a Sentence

  1. Colin Kelly:

    For the Trump it was quite easy, because American burgers are an American staple and Mr. Trump himself is very extravagant, so thats why we went with double beef, double bacon, double cheese, fried pickles, and then we added the chicken floss, which represents his hair, which is one of Mr. Trumps most noticeable features.

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  • خيط أسنانArabic
  • необработена коприна, свила, коне́ц за зъ̀би, захарен памукBulgarian
  • Rohseide, Seidenfaser, Maiskolbenfaser, Zuckerwatte, ZahnseideGerman
  • οδοντική μέταξα, ακατέργαστο μετάξι, οδοντόνημα, μαλλί της γριάςGreek
  • hilo dentalSpanish
  • kuitu, hammaslanka, hattara, raakasilkkiFinnish
  • fil dentaire, barbe à papaFrench
  • fogselyemHungarian
  • filo interdentale, zucchero filatoItalian
  • デンタルフロスJapanese
  • wūru huka, miro nihoMāori
  • tanntrådNorwegian
  • tanntrådNorwegian Nynorsk
  • wókʼiz naadǫ́zíNavajo, Navaho
  • fio dentalPortuguese
  • ață dentarăRomanian
  • флосс, са́харная ва́та, [[ни́тка]] [[для]] [[чистка, зубна́я нитьRussian
  • sockervadd, tandtrådSwedish
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