foofooraw

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Etymology[edit]

From French fanfaron, from Spanish fanfarrón (showy, ostentatious), of imitative origin.

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Noun[edit]

foofooraw (plural foofooraws)

  1. (colloquial) Showy or gaudy ornaments, accoutrements, etc.
  2. (colloquial) Fuss, brouhaha, commotion.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 18:
      “Sounds more like it was all that Chinese foofooraw you mentioned,” said Darby, “nothing you caused.”