- 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
Examples from the Web for fuzzed
Their outlines, instead of becoming clearer, had fuzzed up more as they approached.The Test Colony
As he pushed back the hair that had fuzzed down over her eyebrows, he felt her head thoughtfully with the tips of his fingers.Song of the Lark
The reason was becoming less vague; the fuzzed edges were falling away now.The Beautiful People
His head was the shape of a chocolate drop, and was covered with dry, straw-coloured hair that fuzzed up about his pointed crown.My Antonia
- 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 fuzzed
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."