Fuzz vs Fluff - What's the difference?

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Fuzz is a synonym of fluff.

As nouns the difference between fuzz and fluff

is that fuzz is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz can be the police while fluff is anything light, soft or fuzzy, especially fur, hair, feathers.

As verbs the difference between fuzz and fluff

is that fuzz is to make fuzzy while fluff is to make something fluffy.



(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)
  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * 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

    Derived terms

    * fluffy

    See also

    * dust * lint * plumage


    (en verb)
  • To make something fluffy.
  • The cat fluffed its tail.
  • 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.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=June 19 , author=Phil McNulty , title=England 1-0 Ukraine , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , 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.
  • Derived terms

    * fluffer * fluff up * fluff girl English onomatopoeias ----