Foofaraw definition

fo͝ofə-rô
A fuss over a trifling matter.
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Excessive or flashy ornamentation.
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Unnecessary things added for show; frills.
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Stir or fuss over something trivial.
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Fuss over something of little importance.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
foofaraw
Plural:
foofaraws

Origin of foofaraw

  • Probably from Spanish fanfarrón boaster fanfaronade and from French frou-frou rustling (of imitative origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • First attested in the 1930s, of uncertain origin.

    From Wiktionary