foofaraw

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Etymology[edit]

First attested in the 1930s, of uncertain origin.

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Noun[edit]

foofaraw (plural foofaraws)

  1. Overly excessive or flashy ornamentation or decoration.
  2. Fuss over something of little importance.

Quotations[edit]

  • 1944, Time, volume 44, page 15:
    The thumping bands, the badges, the pretty girls and all the time-honored foofaraw failed to charge up the Republican batteries to the sparking point. The great engine just would not turn over — at the start.