Definition of foofaraw in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞ofəˌrô/


1A great deal of fuss or attention given to a minor matter.
Example sentences
  • Congratulations on finding precisely the correct slant on the foofaraw about the exotic dancer and her work permit.
  • Some modern tests do measure the real intelligence that is needed in real life tasks and are not merely intellectual foofaraw.
  • Instead, plans call for much more massive structures and they don't include any foofaraw about income mix or community services.
2Showy frills added unnecessarily.
Example sentences
  • If you think baroque is all about curlicues and foofaraws, Rome is the place to learn otherwise.
  • It's been not quite a week since the Sydney Olympics came to a clashing close with all the high jinks and foofaraw entailed in a closing ceremony.
  • There was an awful lot of commercial dross and promotional foofaraw for LeBron to leave back there on the ground.

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Syllabification: foo·fa·raw

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