1 of 2

noun (1)

plural -s
: fool, ninny


2 of 2

noun (2)

plural -s
: a dough made from boiled and mashed plantains

Word History


Noun (1)

perhaps by alteration & reduplication from fool entry 1

Noun (2)

of African origin; akin to Ewe fu1fu1 food made from boiled and pounded yam, cassava, and coco, Wolof fufu food made from cassava meal

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“Foo-foo.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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