Fuzz vs Peachfuzz - What's the difference?

fuzz | peachfuzz |

As nouns the difference between fuzz and peachfuzz

is that fuzz is a frizzy mass of hair or fibre or fuzz can be the police while peachfuzz is (rare|nonstandard) the fuzz found on the skin of a peach.

As a verb fuzz

is to make fuzzy.

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(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




  • (rare, nonstandard) The fuzz found on the skin of a peach.
  • (informal) The soft, scanty beard of an adolescent male.