- unnecessary things added for show; frills
- stir or fuss over something trivial
Origin of foofarawaltered ; from French fanfaron, a swaggering ; from Spanish fanfarrón: see fanfaronade
- Excessive or flashy ornamentation.
- A fuss over a trifling matter.
Origin of foofarawProbably from Spanish fanfarrón, boaster; see fanfaronade, and from French frou-frou, rustling (of imitative origin).
First attested in the 1930s, of uncertain origin.