Etymology
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glossy (adj.)

"smooth and shining," 1550s, from gloss (n.1) + -y (2). Figurative use from 1690s. The noun sense of "photograph with a glossy surface" is from 1931. Related: Glossies; glossiness.

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Definitions of glossy
1
glossy (adj.)
based on pretense; deceptively pleasing;
glossy (adj.)
(of paper and fabric and leather) having a surface made smooth and shiny especially by pressing between rollers;
glossy paper
Synonyms: calendered
glossy (adj.)
reflecting light;
the horse's glossy coat
Synonyms: glistening / lustrous / sheeny / shiny / shining
glossy (adj.)
superficially attractive and stylish; suggesting wealth or expense;
a glossy TV series
Synonyms: showy
2
glossy (n.)
a magazine printed on good quality paper;
Synonyms: slick / slick magazine
glossy (n.)
a photograph that is printed on smooth shiny paper;
From wordnet.princeton.edu