Definition of fuzz noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fʌz//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fʌz//
    Describing hair
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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[singular] a mass of hair in tight curls a fuzz of blonde hair See related entries: Describing hair
  3. 3the fuzz [singular + singular or plural verb] (old-fashioned, slang) the police
  4. 4something that you cannot see clearly synonym blur I saw it as a dim fuzz through the binoculars.
  5. Word Originsenses 1 to 2 and sense 4 late 16th cent.: probably of Low German or Dutch origin; compare with Dutch voos, Low German fussig ‘spongy’. sense 3 1920s (originally US): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: fuzz