warm fuzzies

plural noun

Definition of warm fuzzies

: feelings of happiness, contentment, or sentimentality got warm fuzzies from the good news

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Recent Examples on the Web That’s because understanding why the work is important is what makes an event worthwhile, even more than personal gratification (usually in the form of warm fuzzies after doing something good for a beloved park) does. Alisha Mcdarris, Popular Science, "Show your local park some love by planning a volunteer day," 13 Jan. 2020 These gave me a case of the warm fuzzies, truth be told, invoking nostalgia in the form of Yahtzee and pre-digital bowling alleys. Amy Drew Thompson, orlandosentinel.com, "Swanky new Mills 50 bar Tori Tori plays chicken — and wins | Review," 20 Nov. 2019 In terms of warm fuzzies, the first week of November capped the best seven days — not the most profitable, as Nebraskans took care of that one ages ago — for Buffs football since Tucker was handed the keys last December. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Mel Tucker, from game management to recruiting, just capped his best CU Buffs week yet," 10 Nov. 2019 But warm fuzzies don’t adequately explain why the big-voiced pair are among the recipients of the 2019 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowships, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts. Hector Saldana, ExpressNews.com, "San Antonio’s Las Tesoros to receive National Heritage Fellowships in D.C.," 11 Sep. 2019 Between the baby klipspringer antelope and the mating koalas, the first two episodes alone will wrap you in a blanket of warm fuzzies the size of a pup tent. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Beneath all the warm fuzzies, new Animal Planet series on San Diego Zoo an eye-opening look at conservation," 14 Aug. 2019 But despite that dependency, the rats that make their homes in our cities don’t give too many people the warm fuzzies. National Geographic, "Episode 3: Rats and humans—a love story," 25 June 2019 The non-stop revelry is what gets you in the theater, but Deadpool’s identity-defining journey keeps you there — and even doles out some warm fuzzies. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, "Review: Delightfully wacky 'Deadpool 2' raises the superhero bar from hit original," 14 May 2018 Other notable arrivals included Pablo Coppola, who debuted his chic, understated collection for Bally, and former Jimmy Choo designer Simon Holloway, who gave us the warm fuzzies with the fur coats in his capsule collection for Hogan. Christine Whitney, Harper's BAZAAR, "Designers To Watch," 24 Apr. 2014

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First Known Use of warm fuzzies

1981, in the meaning defined above

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“Warm fuzzies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/warm%20fuzzies. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of warm fuzzies

US, informal : feelings of happiness and affection

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