1 a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
2 a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth [syn: dental floss] v : use dental floss to clean; "floss your teeth after every meal"
From floche, from floc, from floccus < an unrecorded O.E. or O.N. word from the root of Dutch flos "plush" (17c.). Compare to modern German Fluss, "a winding section/ a flowing river." Also related to fleece and flow.
- Rhymes: -ɒs
a thread, used to clean the area between the teeth
- German: Rohseide, Seidenfaser
the fibres covering a corn cob
- German: Maiskolbenfaser
any thread-like material having parallel strands
spun sugar or cotton candy
- German: Zuckerwatte
- To clean the area between the teeth using floss.
- To show
off, especially by exhibiting one’s wealth or talent.
- 2003, Vladimir Bogdanov, All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The
Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop, Backbeat Books, page 554:
- As the label's name no doubt implies, these rappers aren't your typical crew, even if they still like to floss and represent their city.
- 2003, Wang, Oliver, Classic Material: The Hip-Hop Album Guide,
ECW Press, page 134:
- “Ms. Jackson” is probably the most sensitive—and realistic—take on relationships to come out of hip-hop, while “Red Velvet” cautions would-be playas against pushing the floss envelope around “dirty boys” just waiting for a chance to add some gray flecks to that fur.
- 2007, Azie Faison, Agyei Tyehimba, Game Over: The Rise and
Transformation of a Harlem Hustler, Simon and Schuster, page 69:
- It's impossible to floss wealth without attracting envy.
- 2003, Vladimir Bogdanov, All Music Guide to Hip-Hop: The Definitive Guide to Rap and Hip-Hop, Backbeat Books, page 554:
Floss may refer to:
- Free and open source software, Free/Libre/Open Source Software
floss in German: Floss