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Etymology 1Edit

  • Some dictionaries suggest a Germanic source
  • Some dictionaries suggest a back-formation from fuzzy.

NounEdit

fuzz (countable and uncountable, plural fuzzes)

  1. A frizzy mass of hair or fibre.
  2. A blurred image.
  3. (computing) The random data used in fuzz testing.
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VerbEdit

fuzz (third-person singular simple present fuzzes, present participle fuzzing, simple past and past participle fuzzed)

  1. (transitive) To make fuzzy.
  2. (intransitive) To become fuzzy.
  3. (transitive, dated) To make drunk.
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Etymology 2Edit

Unknown

NounEdit

fuzz (uncountable)

  1. (slang, dated, with "the") The police.
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