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Sunday, December 09, 2001

Definitions for foofaraw

  1. a great fuss or disturbance about something very insignificant.
  2. an excessive amount of decoration or ornamentation, as on a piece of clothing, a building, etc.

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Citations for foofaraw
“Don't set your heart on any more such foofaraw,” the captain warned her. Stephen Harrigan, The Gates of the Alamo, 2000
People in this country are more determined than ever not to get snookered into another foreign foofaraw. Peter Quinn, The Hour of the Cat, 2005
Origin of foofaraw
The origin of foofaraw is uncertain, but it may be related to the French word fanfaron meaning "boastful." It entered English in the 1930s.