- loose, light, fibrous, or fluffy matter.
- a mass or coating of such matter: the fuzz on a peach.
- Slang. a man's very short haircut, similar to a crew cut.
- a blur: That photo is all fuzz.
- a distorted sound from an electric musical instrument, especially a guitar, produced by means of an electronic device.
- to make or become blurred or unclear (sometimes followed by up or out): He fuzzed up the plot line with a lot of emotional nonsense. The image fuzzed and then disappeared.
Origin of fuzz1
- the police; police officers collectively.
- a police officer or detective.
Origin of fuzz2
Examples from the Web for fuzz
And no one seemed to mind that the models had a bit of fuzz on their legs—or that none of them wore any pants.Kitty CATure Fashion Show, An Amazing Dog and Cat Fashion Show, Happened In New York This Weekend
September 30, 2013
The moon rested on its little head and made its fuzz of hair a halo.In a Little Town
No, my dear Fuzz, I shall have no time to tell you how busy I am.Tom and Some Other Girls
Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Or the sticks of cellulose, or the curved, wire device with fuzz at the ends?The Planet Strappers
Raymond Zinke Gallun
Midnight found Wimley still looking the pajamas squarely in the fuzz.Bizarre
Fuzz, or hairiness, usually occurs on the wire side of the sheet.From Paper-mill to Pressroom
William Bond Wheelwright
- a mass or covering of fine or curly hairs, fibres, etc
- a blur
- to make or become fuzzy
- to make or become indistinct; blur
Word Origin and History for fuzz
1590s, fusse, first attested in fusball "puff ball of tiny spores," of uncertain origin. Meaning "the police" is American English, 1929, underworld slang, origin and connection to the older word unknown. Perhaps a variant of fuss, with a notion of "hard to please."