Fuzz vs Nap - What's the difference?

fuzz | nap |


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 initialism nap is

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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

    nap

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) nappen, from (etyl) ).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A short period of sleep, especially one during the day
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    * catnap * dirt nap
    See also
    See for collocations of nap

    Verb

    (napp)
  • to have a nap; to sleep for a short period of time, especially during the day
  • to be off one's guard
  • * Hudibras
  • I took thee napping , unprepared.
    The regulators were caught napping by the financial collapse.
    Derived terms
    * catch napping
    Synonyms
    * snooze * doze

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) , from (etyl)

    Noun

    (-)
  • A soft or fuzzy surface on fabric or leather.
  • * 1591 , , by William Shakespeare
  • I tell thee, Jack Cade the clothier means to dress the commonwealth, and turn it, and set a new nap upon it.
  • *1851 ,
  • On his long, gaunt body, he carried no spare flesh, no superfluous beard, his chin having a soft, economical nap' to it, like the worn ' nap of his broad-brimmed hat.
  • * 1939 , (Raymond Chandler), The Big Sleep , Penguin 2011, p. 37:
  • There were low bookshelves, there was a thick pinkish Chinese rug in which a gopher could have spent a week without showing his nose above the nap .

    Verb

    (napp)
  • to form or raise a soft or fuzzy surface on (fabric or leather)
  • Etymology 3

    * From the name of the French emperor Napoleon I of France (Bonaparte)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (British) A type of bet in British horse racing, based on the experts' best tips
  • (uncountable, games) A card game in which players take tricks; properly (Napoleon)
  • Derived terms
    * go nap

    Etymology 4

    possibly Scandanavian, cognate with nab, see Swedish

    Verb

    (napp)
  • (obsolete) to grab; to nab
  • Derived terms
    * kidnap

    Etymology 5

    From (etyl) napper, from .

    Verb

    (napp)
  • (cooking) To cover (something) with a sauce (usually in passive)
  • * 2006 , Wayne Gisslen, Mary Ellen Griffin, Professional Cooking for Canadian Chefs? :
  • Vanilla ice cream topped with a poached or canned pear half, napped with chocolate sauce, and garnished with toasted sliced almonds.