From French fanfaron, from Spanish fanfarrón (“showy, ostentatious”), of imitative origin.
foofooraw (plural foofooraws)
- (colloquial) Showy or gaudy ornaments, accoutrements, etc.
- (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.”