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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Excessive or unnecessary ornamentation.
2. Fuss; commotion.
Foofaraw is a word from the American West, but how was it formed? Nobody knows. Perhaps from French fanfaron or Spanish fanfarrón. Earliest documented use: 1848.
“The foofaraw included a fake grass skirt undulating from the rear bumper.”
Kelly O’Dell Stanley; Praying Upside Down; Tyndale; 2015.
Sometimes, even unicorns don’t care for the foofaraw. Check out this cartoon from The New Yorker.
A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right. -Isaac Asimov, scientist and writer (2 Jan 1920-1992)