* 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:
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:
- His cheeks were like peaches, with much the same sort of fuzz over them.
- 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.
* 2009 , , 0:26:17:
- Let's get the hell out of here before the fuzz turns up
Anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.
Anything inconsequential or superficial.
Lapse, especially a mistake in an actor’s lines.
(label) marshmallow creme
(label) A passive partner in a lesbian relationship.
(Australia, euphemistic) A fart.
* fuzz, puff
* (anything inconsequential or superficial) BS, cruft, hype, all talk
* (a lapse) blooper, blunder, boo-boo, defect, error, fault, faux pas, gaffe, lapse, mistake, slip, stumble, thinko
* (passive in a lesbian relationship) ruffle
* See also
To make something fluffy.
To become fluffy.
(transitive, intransitive, of an actor or announcer) To make a mistake in one’s lines
To do incorrectly, for example mishit, miskick, miscue etc.
- The cat fluffed its tail.
, date=June 19
, author=Phil McNulty
, title=England 1-0 Ukraine
, work=BBC Sport
, passage=Either side of Rooney's fluffed
chance, it was a tale of Ukrainian domination as they attacked England down both flanks and showed the greater fluidity of the teams.}}
(intransitive, Australia, euphemistic) To fart.