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  • n. A Hadendoa warrior of the Mahdi army

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  • See also fuzzy wuzzy.

    October 31, 2007

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy was the term used by British colonial soldiers for the nineteenth century Hadendoa warriors supporting the Sudanese Mahdi.

    Also, a poem by Kipling:

    So 'ere's to you, Fuzzy-Wuzzy, at your 'ome in the Soudan;
    You're a pore benighted 'eathen but a first-class fightin' man;

    And a children's nursery rhyme:

    Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear
    Fuzzy Wuzzy had no hair
    Fuzzy Wuzzy wasn't fuzzy, was he?

    October 31, 2007