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Definition of fuzz

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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


fuzzed; fuzzing; fuzzes

Definition of fuzz (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

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

transitive verb

1 : to make fuzzy
2 : to envelop in a haze

Definition of fuzz (Entry 3 of 3)

: police also : a police officer

Synonyms & Antonyms for fuzz

Synonyms: Noun (1)

Synonyms: Verb

Synonyms: Noun (2)

Antonyms: Verb

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First Known Use of fuzz

Noun (1)

1674, in the meaning defined at sense 1


circa 1702, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense 1

Noun (2)

1924, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fuzz

Noun (1)

probably back-formation from fuzzy

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Fuzz.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzz. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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Kids Definition of fuzz

: fine light hairs or fibers

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