fuzzed vs fuzzy what difference

what is difference between fuzzed and fuzzy

English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /fʌzd/

Verb

fuzzed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of fuzz


English

Etymology

Uncertain. Apparently from fuzz +‎ -y, though some sources suggest that fuzz derives from fuzzy. Compare fozy, or Low German fussig (loose; spongy).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfʌzi/
  • Rhymes: -ʌzi

Adjective

fuzzy (comparative fuzzier, superlative fuzziest)

  1. Covered with fuzz or a large number of tiny loose fibres like a carpet or many stuffed animals
  2. Vague or imprecise.
    My recollection of that event is fuzzy.
  3. Not clear; unfocused.
    I finally threw out a large stack of fuzzy photos.
  4. (computing theory) Employing or relating to fuzzy logic.

Synonyms

  • (covered with fuzz):
  • (vague or imprecise): ambiguous, equivocal; see also Thesaurus:vague
  • (not clear): blurry, ill-defined; see also Thesaurus:indistinct

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

fuzzy (plural fuzzies)

  1. (often in the plural) A very small piece of plush material.
    You’ve got a fuzzy on your coat.
  2. Something covered with fuzz or hair, as an animal or plush toy.
  3. (slang) A person, especially a college student, interested in humanities or social sciences, as opposed to one interested in mathematics, science, or engineering.
  4. (slang, military) A soldier with the rank of private.

Derived terms

  • warm fuzzy

References

  • fuzzy, adj. Oxford English Dictionary, 1884–1928, and First Supplement, 1933.
  • fuzzy. Frederick C. Mish (Editor in Chief), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 10th Edition. Merriam-Webster, 1994. →OCLC

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