- 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.
- 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.
From the noun.
downy (plural downies)