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fuzz

noun \ ˈfəz \

Definition of fuzz

1 : fine light particles or fibers (as of down or fluff)
2 : a blurred effect

Origin and Etymology of fuzz

probably back-formation from fuzzy


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fuzz

verb

Definition of fuzz

fuzzed; fuzzing; fuzzes
1 : to fly off in or become covered with fluffy particles
2 : to become blurred
  • her frame of reference fuzzing at the edges
  • —Jane O'Reilly
1 : to make fuzzy
2 : to envelop in a haze

First Known Use of fuzz

circa 1702

in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

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fuzz

noun

Definition of fuzz

: police; also : a police officer

Origin and Etymology of fuzz

origin unknown



FUZZ Defined for Kids

fuzz

noun \ ˈfəz \

Definition of fuzz for Students

: fine light hairs or fibers


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