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fufu Syllabification: fu·fu
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞ofo͞o/
(also foo-foo)

Definition of fufu in English:


Dough made from boiled and ground plantain or cassava, used as a staple food in parts of western and central Africa.
Example sentences
  • In Africa, fufu is made by boiling plantain, cassava, or rice, and then pounding it with a large wooden mortar and pestle.
  • Bakongo enjoy one of several sauces, eaten with fufu or with rice.
  • It's not very Atkins, but it is good, useful food: a solid belly filler, as anyone who's eaten African fufu or ugali will tell you.


Mid 18th century: from Twi fufuu.

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