Fuzz vs Fur - What's the difference?

fuzz | fur |

As a noun fuzz

is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz can be the police.

As a verb fuzz

is to make fuzzy.

As an adverb fur is

out, outside.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?



(wikipedia fuzz)

Etymology 1

* Some dictionaries suggest a Germanic source * Some dictionaries suggest a


  • A frizzy mass of hair or fibre.
  • * 1895 , Hamlin Garland, Rose of Dutcher's Coolly , page 352:
  • His cheeks were like peaches, with much the same sort of fuzz over them.
  • A blurred image.
  • (computing) The random data used in fuzz testing.
  • (obsolete) A state of befuddlement.
  • * 1784 , Jonathan Swift, "Journal to Stella", The works of the Rev. Dr. Jonathan Swift , page 54:
  • I think I'm in a fuzz , and don't know what I ?ay, I never ?aw the like.


  • To make fuzzy.
  • To become fuzzy.
  • (dated) To make drunk.
  • (Wood)

    Etymology 2



  • The police.
  • * 2009 , , 0:26:17:
  • Let's get the hell out of here before the fuzz turns up




    (en noun)
  • Hairy coat of various mammal species, especially: when fine, soft and thick.
  • Hairy skin of an animal processed into clothing for humans.
  • * Lady M. W. Montagu
  • wrapped up in my furs
  • A pelt used to make, trim or line clothing apparel.
  • A coating, lining resembling fur in function and/or appearance.
  • # A thick pile of fabric.
  • # The soft, downy covering on the skin of a peach.
  • # The deposit formed on the interior of boilers and other vessels by hard water.
  • # The layer of epithelial debris on a tongue.
  • (heraldry) One of several patterns or diapers used as tinctures.
  • A furry; a member of the furry subculture.
  • * 2006 , Shari Caudron, Who Are You People?
  • "You want to know what brings furries together?" she asks. "Furs are here because they don't fit in anywhere else. For real furs, this is the only place they feel comfortable."
  • (vulgar, slang) Pubic hair.
  • (vulgar, slang) Sexual attractiveness.
  • Derived terms

    * fur cap * fur coat * fur farm * furless * furrier * furry * fur seal


  • To cover with fur.
  • Derived terms

    * furred ----