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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: Probably from fuzzy

fuzz

noun
     
Related topics: Clothes
fuzz
1T [singular, uncountable] thin soft hair or a substance like hair that covers something:
When Jack was born he had a fuzz of black hair on his head.
2DCC [uncountable] American English a small amount of soft material that has come from clothing etc [= fluff]
3

the fuzz

SCP informal an insulting way of talking to or about the police, used especially in the 1960s and 1970s

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