from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Covered with fuzz.
  • adj. Of or resembling fuzz.
  • adj. Not clear; indistinct: a fuzzy recollection of past events.
  • adj. Not coherent; confused: a fuzzy plan of action.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Covered with fuzz or a large number of tiny loose fibres like a carpet or many stuffed animals. Mentioned in the popular nursery rhyme Fuzzy wuzzy was a bear.
  • adj. Vague or imprecise.
  • adj. Not clear; unfocused.
  • n. an individual flake of fuzzies

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not firmly woven; that ravels.
  • adj. Furnished with fuzz; having fuzz; like fuzz.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Covered with fuzz; liable to give off fuzz: as, a fuzzy caterpillar.
  • Like fuzz or down; fluffy: as, a fuzzy nap; a fuzzy fringe.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. confused and not coherent; not clearly thought out
  • adj. covering with fine light hairs
  • adj. indistinct or hazy in outline


Perhaps from Low German fussig, spongy; see pū̆- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From fuzz +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)



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  • As in "fuzzy logic".

    August 24, 2007

  • Fuzzy Wuzzy was a skinhead bear?
    Same old story, polar bears tryin' to keep the black bear down.

    January 27, 2007

  • Maybe Fuzzy Wuzzy was another missing link in the evolution chain..

    January 27, 2007

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

    December 24, 2006