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foofooraw

noun

  1. A loud disturbance; uproar: Ivar, what's all the foofaraw about the Ellerbee case?
  2. Gaudy clothing and accessories, esp the latter
  3. Ostentation; proud show: The refreshing thing about it is the lack of drumbeating and foo-foo-rah

[1848+ Western; origin uncertain; perhaps fr Spanish fanfarron, ''braggart''; perhaps fr French frou-frous, ''frills'']

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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