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warm fuzzy

noun, adjective

See warm-and-fuzzy

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warm fuzzy

noun phrase
  1. A compliment; a word of praise; also, such praise collectively; stroke: You need some warm fuzzy
  2. Pleasant feelings, esp when tinged with nostalgia: This was the sort of evening that gave you the warm fuzzies, cherished memories, funny lines/ Although foster parenting can provide plenty of warm fuzzies, the job is always challenging

[1970s+; probably fr the notion of a snuggling small animal, like Charles Schulz's warm puppy]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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