\ ˈfə-zē How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \
fuzzier; fuzziest

Definition of fuzzy

1 : marked by or giving a suggestion of fuzz a fuzzy covering of felt a fuzzy stuffed toy
2 : lacking in clarity or definition moving the camera causes fuzzy photos The line between our areas of responsibility is fuzzy. His reasoning is a little fuzzy.
3 : being, relating to, or invoking pleasant and usually sentimental emotions warm and fuzzy feelings

Keep scrolling for more

Other Words from fuzzy

fuzzily \ ˈfə-​zə-​lē How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \ adverb
fuzziness \ ˈfə-​zē-​nəs How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \ noun

Synonyms for fuzzy


Visit the Thesaurus for More 

Examples of fuzzy in a Sentence

The plant has fuzzy leaves. Without my glasses everything looks fuzzy. The line between our areas of responsibility is fuzzy. I think his reasoning is a little fuzzy.
See More
Recent Examples on the Web The math involved in whether Everett’s game with Tri-City gets made up makes things fuzzy, too. Dylan Bumbarger, oregonlive, "Winterhawks survive early goal, beat Thunderbirds 4-1," 26 Apr. 2021 On an expanse of white wall, fuzzy knots of black fan out for a negative image of the night sky, which provided both cover and guidance to those fleeing slavery. BostonGlobe.com, "Artist Sonya Clark weaves a corrective to the story of the Confederacy," 21 Apr. 2021 The prohibitions against objects hanging from rearview mirrors can extend to fuzzy dice, graduation tassels and rosaries. New York Times, "Why Police Can Stop Motorists With Air Fresheners Hanging in Their Cars," 17 Apr. 2021 No such tempering is apparent in the world of John Kass, whose world is full of threatening actors conspiring to disrupt the comfort of the status quo, all driven by a toxic mix of untamed emotion, nefarious motives and fuzzy thinking. Star Tribune, "Readers Write: Police tactics, columnist John Kass, Kim Potter in court," 16 Apr. 2021 Carey Mulligan has worn the same pair of slippers — once pink, fuzzy, and cozy — since January 2020, when her Promising Young Woman director, Emerald Fennell, gifted them in celebration of the film's Sundance premiere. Joey Nolfi, EW.com, "Carey Mulligan walked a promising path to the Oscars in fuzzy pink slippers," 16 Apr. 2021 That’s when the corals are hungry, active and most captivating, with their tentacles outstretched 6 to 7 inches, or a fuzzy quarter-inch. Kevin Spear, orlandosentinel.com, "Orlando sanctuary nurses largest cluster of Florida corals rescued from a devastating disease," 15 Apr. 2021 Of course, Australia's gorgeous coastline, the iconic Sydney Opera House, and fuzzy creatures like kangaroos and koalas are also reason to head to the destination. Elizabeth Rhodes, Travel + Leisure, "21 Bucket-list Trips Everyone Should Experience at Least Once," 14 Apr. 2021 Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer Alternative rock lives on the Hella Mega Tour, which brings together three veteran bands with overlapping fan bases for a long night of fuzzy guitar licks and snotty vocal hooks. Los Angeles Times, "44 concerts in SoCal (and one mudfest in Tennessee) you can get tickets for right now," 13 Apr. 2021

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'fuzzy.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of fuzzy

1713, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for fuzzy

perhaps from Low German fussig loose, spongy

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fuzzy

Statistics for fuzzy

Last Updated

30 Apr 2021

Cite this Entry

“Fuzzy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fuzzy. Accessed 7 May. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for fuzzy



English Language Learners Definition of fuzzy

: covered with short, soft hairs, fur, etc. : covered with fuzz
: not clear : not sharp or distinct
: not clear in thought


\ ˈfə-zē How to pronounce fuzzy (audio) \
fuzzier; fuzziest

Kids Definition of fuzzy

1 : covered with or looking like short fine hairs or fibers a fuzzy baby bird
2 : not clear a fuzzy memory

Other Words from fuzzy

fuzziness \ ˈfə-​zē-​nəs \ noun

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fuzzy

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for fuzzy

Nglish: Translation of fuzzy for Spanish Speakers

Britannica English: Translation of fuzzy for Arabic Speakers

Comments on fuzzy

What made you want to look up fuzzy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Star Wars Words Quiz

  • cu jedi training
  • The bounty portion of bounty hunters (such as Boba Fett) comes from a Latin word meaning
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!