A fuss over a trifling matter.
Excessive or flashy ornamentation.
Unnecessary things added for show; frills.
Stir or fuss over something trivial.
Other Word Forms
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.