Warm-fuzzy definition

(idiomatic, chiefly in the plural) A good impression; a feeling of comfort or trust.

I suppose they are a reputable business, but I didn't get a warm fuzzy from their salesman.

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(idiomatic, chiefly in the plural) A sense of accomplishment after performing a trivial, meaningless or pointless act; often used derogatorily.

John picks up litter in our neighborhood because it gives him warm fuzzies.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
warm-fuzzy
Plural:
warm fuzzies

Origin of warm-fuzzy

  • The term comes from the story The Warm Fuzzy Tale by Claude Steiner, where it is used in a technical sense to illustrate a concept ("positive stroke") of Transactional analysis.

    From Wiktionary