I. noun Etymology: probably back-formation from fuzzy Date: 1674 1. fine light particles or fibers (as of down or fluff) 2. a blurred effect II. verb Date: circa 1702 intransitive verb 1. to fly off in or become covered with fluffy particles 2. to become blurred <
her frame of reference fuzzing at the edges — Jane O'Reilly
transitive verb 1. to make fuzzy 2. to envelop in a haze III. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1927 police; also a police officer

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