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 Dictionary entry overview: What does fuzz mean? 

FUZZ (noun)
  The noun FUZZ has 4 senses:

1. filamentous hairlike growth on a plant
2. uncomplimentary terms for a policeman
3. a hazy or indistinct representation
4. the first beard of an adolescent boy

  Familiarity information: FUZZ used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 

FUZZ (noun)

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Filamentous hairlike growth on a plant

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants


fuzz; tomentum; hair

Context example:

peach fuzz

Hypernyms ("fuzz" is a kind of...):

enation; plant process (a natural projection or outgrowth from a plant body or organ)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "fuzz"):

stinging hair (a multicellular hair in plants like the stinging nettle that expels an irritating fluid)

coma (a usually terminal tuft of hairs especially on a seed)

beard (a tuft or growth of hairs or bristles on certain plants such as iris or grasses)

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Uncomplimentary terms for a policeman

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people


cop; fuzz; copper; pig; bull

Hypernyms ("fuzz" is a kind of...):

officer; police officer; policeman (a member of a police force)

Domain usage:

colloquialism (a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech)

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A hazy or indistinct representation

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents


blur; fuzz

Context examples:

it happened so fast it was just a blur / he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz

Hypernyms ("fuzz" is a kind of...):

internal representation; mental representation; representation (a presentation to the mind in the form of an idea or image)

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The first beard of an adolescent boy

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("fuzz" is a kind of...):

beard; face fungus; whiskers (the hair growing on the lower part of a man's face)

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