Definitions

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  • n. A dish of boiled, mashed yams, plantain, or other starchy vegetables, common as food in West and Equatorial Africa and the Caribbean. Sold in speciality stores (US) in dry powdered or granulated form.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A negro name for dough made from plantains, the fruit being boiled and then pounded in a mortar.
  • n. A person not worth notice: a term of contempt.

Etymologies

From West African languages such as Ewe, fufú meaning 'white-white' (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Which means in particular that they are not the post-scientific Cartesian dualistic foo-foo that for most today is the default concept: The Ghost in the Machine approach, by which Descartes and the scientists held that a soul was a spirit that somehow "inhabits" a material body.

    February 12th, 2009

  • In any case, the fact that this is going towards a modern foo-foo furniture store for rich people makes me want to throw up.

    Matthew Yglesias » Tax Increment Financing

  • Glenwood St., worthotel.com or the Lexington hotel for more modest prices and foo-foo downy comforters alongside somewhat sinister paintings of grizzly bears from $220 a night, 285 N.

    Jackson Hole

  • Take a foo-foo doggie for a walk while unarmed in cougar country.

    What's a good way to find mountain lions?

  • I've seen such prints hanging in foo-foo galleries where pieces are mostly afforded by people named Muffy or Biff.

    Uncategorized Blog Posts

  • I am not sure if woodsman1st was suggesting all cuts be cooked on top of the stove, but cast iron, some root vegetables and no foo-foo is the way to go.

    Paul Kahan's Recipe for Roasted Venison Backstrap

  • She eyed Fred, who was drawing up some foo-foo coffees in his new green apron.

    Lloyd

  • If we want to succeed as a country then we must support this incoming President and not do foo-foo at everything he has to offer. —

    The Early Word: Obama Defends Economic Plan - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • Take a lot of that foo-foo farmer's market soap Phil makes to pay for Herb's chicken.

    Porch

  • Bombini, who sets the pace and seems the leader of the foo-foo.

    CHAPTER XLIII

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  • make-up and good clothes: "put on one's foo-foo"

    June 19, 2008