Fuzz ball
Fuzz Fuzz, n. [Cf. Prov. E. fuzzy that ravels (of silk or cotton), D. voos spongy, fungous, G. faser filament. E. feaze to untwist.] Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter. [1913 Webster]

{Fuzz ball}, a kind of fungus or mushroom, which, when pressed, bursts and scatters a fine dust; a puffball. [1913 Webster]


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  • fuzz-ball — fuzzˈ ball or fussˈ ball noun A puff ball fungus • • • Main Entry: ↑fuzz …   Useful english dictionary

  • fuzz|ball — «FUHZ BL», noun. 1. = puffball. (Cf. ↑puffball) 2. U.S. Slang. a derogatory term for a police officer: »“Ten years ago, police were pigs,” said Moell, who works at criminal hearings. “Now they are fuzzballs...” (Fort Wayne Journal Gazette) …   Useful english dictionary

  • fuzz-ball — Cleveland Dialect List the fungus of a round or nearly spherical form …   English dialects glossary

  • fuzz-ball —  a species of fungus. N. Called in some parts of England a Puckfoist …   A glossary of provincial and local words used in England

  • fuzz ball — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun dialect chiefly England : puffball 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fuzz — Fuzz, n. [Cf. Prov. E. fuzzy that ravels (of silk or cotton), D. voos spongy, fungous, G. faser filament. E. feaze to untwist.] Fine, light particles or fibers; loose, volatile matter. [1913 Webster] {Fuzz ball}, a kind of fungus or mushroom,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fuzz — n. 1 fluff. 2 fluffy or frizzled hair. 3 sl. a the police. b a policeman. Phrases and idioms: fuzz ball a puff ball fungus. Etymology: 17th c.: prob. f. LG or Du.: sense 3 perh. a different word …   Useful english dictionary

  • fuzz — (n.) 1590s, fusse, first attested in fusball puff ball of tiny spores, of uncertain origin. Meaning the police is American English, 1929, underworld slang, origin and connection to the older word unknown. Perhaps a variant of fuss, with a notion… …   Etymology dictionary

  • fuzz — [n] fluff down, dust ball*, dust bunnies*, fiber, floss, fur, hair, lanugo, lint, nap, pile; concept 260 Ant. smoothness …   New thesaurus

  • Fuzz Power — has gained a reputation as one of the worst NES games of all time [ [http://gamehaus.wordpress.com/2007/12/31/worst game ever/ Worst. Game. Ever. « Game Haus ] ] . Fuzz Power itself suffers from serious flaws. Story The main character in this… …   Wikipedia

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