fuzz

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

  • Some dictionaries suggest a Germanic source
  • Some dictionaries suggest a back-formation from fuzzy.

Noun[edit]

fuzz (countable and uncountable, plural fuzzes)

  1. 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.
  2. A blurred image.
  3. (computing) The random data used in fuzz testing.
  4. (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 ſay, I never ſaw the like.
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Verb[edit]

fuzz (third-person singular simple present fuzzes, present participle fuzzing, simple past and past participle fuzzed)

  1. (transitive) To make fuzzy.
  2. (intransitive) To become fuzzy.
  3. (transitive, dated) To make drunk.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wood to this entry?)

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

fuzz (uncountable)

  1. (slang, dated, with "the") The police.
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