- 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.