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fuzz

noun [U] uk   /fʌz/ us  

fuzz noun [U] (HAIR)

informal a covering of short thin soft hairs, or a mass of tightly curled and often untidy hair: He's got that bit of adolescent fuzz on his upper lip. I must buy a razor today and get rid of the fuzz on my legs!The skin, hair and bone of non-human animalsHair

fuzz noun [U] (POLICE)

UK and US old-fashioned slang or Australian English informal the police: Watch out! It's the fuzz.The police generally
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