Mess vs Fuzz - What's the difference?

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In obsolete|lang=en terms the difference between mess and fuzz

is that mess is (obsolete) mass; church service while fuzz is (obsolete) a state of befuddlement.

As nouns the difference between mess and fuzz

is that mess is (obsolete) mass; church service or mess can be a disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; a disorder while fuzz is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz can be the police.

As verbs the difference between mess and fuzz

is that mess is (label) to take meals with a mess or mess can be (label) to make a mess of while fuzz is to make fuzzy.

mess

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), partly from (etyl) . More at (m); see also (m).

Noun

(es)
  • (obsolete) Mass; church service.
  • A quantity of food set on a table at one time; provision of food for a person or party for one meal; also, the food given to an animal at one time.
  • A mess of pottage.
  • * Milton
  • At their savoury dinner set / Of herbs and other country messes .
  • A number of persons who eat together, and for whom food is prepared in common; especially, persons in the military or naval service who eat at the same table.
  • the wardroom mess
  • * 1610 , , IV. iv. 11:
  • But that our feasts / In every mess have folly, and the feeders / Digest it with accustom,
  • A set of four (from the old practice of dividing companies into sets of four at dinner).
  • (Latimer)
  • (US) The milk given by a cow at one milking.
  • Derived terms
    * Eton mess * lose the number of one's mess * mess hall * mess up * Mills Mess

    Verb

  • (label) To take meals with a mess.
  • (label) To belong to a mess.
  • (label) To eat (with others).
  • (label) To supply with a mess.
  • Etymology 2

    Perhaps a corruption of (etyl) , compare (muss), or derived from Etymology 1 "mixed foods, as for animals".

    Noun

    (-)
  • A disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; hence, a situation resulting from blundering or from misunderstanding; a disorder.
  • (label) A large quantity or number.
  • (label) Excrement.
  • Synonyms
    * see also

    Verb

    (es)
  • (label) To make a mess of.
  • (label) To throw into confusion.
  • (label) To interfere.
  • Derived terms
    (terms derived from "mess") * messy * mess around * mess up * mess with

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    Anagrams

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    fuzz

    English

    (wikipedia fuzz)

    Etymology 1

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

    Noun

  • 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.

    Verb

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

    Etymology 2

    Unknown

    Noun

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