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|part of speech:
||loose, light, fluffy matter such as fibers or hairs.
My sweater collects a lot of fuzz.The newborn kittens are covered in fuzz.
comes from a German word, fusse
. It may be a shortening of fusball
, a German word for a puffball, a kind of fungus that gives off a cloud of tiny spores.