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Foofaraw

[/ˈfo͞ofəˌrô/]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Uncertain

1.

A disturbance arising from something unimportant

2.

Fuss made over insignificant matters

Examples of Foofaraw in a sentence

"She couldn't help rolling her eyes at the foofaraw that erupted at the holiday party."

"Foofaraw is to be expected when teenagers get into an argument."

About Foofaraw

Apropos of its meaning, foofaraw is a complicated word about unimportant matters. A linguistic cousin to "much ado about nothing," it describes a state of disturbance resulting from something that doesn't warrant it.

Did you Know?

Foofaraw is a word whose etymology remains uncertain. We might not know where it hails from, but at least it's fun to say.

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