from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A mass or coating of fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles; down: the fuzz on a peach.
- transitive v. To cover with fine, light fibers, hairs, or particles.
- transitive v. To make blurred or indistinct: fuzzing the difference between the two candidates; worked quickly to fuzz up the details of the scandal.
- intransitive v. To become blurred or obscure.
- n. Slang The police.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A frizzy mass of hair or fibre.
- n. A blurred image.
- n. The random data used in fuzz testing.
- v. Make fuzzy.
- v. Become fuzzy.
- n. The police.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To make drunk.
- n. Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter.
- intransitive v. To fly off in minute particles.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fine downy particles, as on the surface of some fruits, as the peach; loose fibers, as on the surface of cloth, or separated from it by friction; loose volatile matter.
- n. A puffball; a fuzzball.
- To fly off in minute particles.
- To intoxicate; fuddle; fuzzle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
- n. a hazy or indistinct representation
- n. filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
- n. the first beard of an adolescent boy
Perhaps back-formation from fuzzy.
Origin unknown.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)