foo-foo

noun (1)
\ ˈfü(ˌ)fü \
plural -s

Definition of foo-foo

 (Entry 1 of 2)

slang
: fool, ninny

foo-foo

noun (2)
\ " \
plural -s

Definition of foo-foo (Entry 2 of 2)

: a dough made from boiled and mashed plantains

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History and Etymology for foo-foo

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/foo-foo. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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