American English

Definition of fuzz noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable] short soft fine hair or fur that covers something, especially a person's face or arms synonym down
  2. 2[uncountable] small pieces of wool, cotton, etc. that gather on clothes and other surfaces There's (a piece of) fuzz on your shirt.
  3. 3[singular] a mass of hair in tight curls a fuzz of blonde hair
  4. 4the fuzz [singular] (old-fashioned) (slang) the police
  5. 5something that you cannot see clearly synonym blur I saw it as a dim fuzz through the binoculars.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: fuzz