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fuzz

[ fuhz ]SEE DEFINITION OF fuzz

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FUZZ

The moon rested on its little head and made its fuzz of hair a halo.

No, my dear Fuzz, I shall have no time to tell you how busy I am.

Or the sticks of cellulose, or the curved, wire device with fuzz at the ends?

Midnight found Wimley still looking the pajamas squarely in the fuzz.

Fuzz, or hairiness, usually occurs on the wire side of the sheet.

The seed is covered with a fuzz which is first removed and used for lint.

There was a lot of tight, tense chatter, jokes about the fuzz.

Vigorous rubbing removes the fuzz after the nuts are scalded.

Dip peaches quickly in hot water; then rub off the fuzz with a cloth.

His cheeks were like peaches, with much the same sort of fuzz over them.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, fusse, first attested in fusball "puff ball of tiny spores," of uncertain origin. Meaning "the police" is American English, 1929, underworld slang, origin and connection to the older word unknown. Perhaps a variant of fuss, with a notion of "hard to please."

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR FUZZ

obscuring

verbconceal, hide
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