foofaraw · /ˈfu:fəˌrɔ:/ · /FOO-fə-rah/. noun. Originally fussy, vain or tawdry. Now: frivolous trappings, trinkets, or a great fuss or excessive amount of attention. From two languages: French fanfaron (boastful), Spanish fanfarrón (vain, ostentations, braggart). See also: brouhaha, commotion, fracas, hubbub, furore.
“Presumably he is their leader, though you expect a little foofaraw from an entity known as the Big Prune.” (Mary Roach)
“…when all the geegaws, foofaraws and flummery are cleared away, don’t we all fight our own particular, contemporary, pressing problems…” (Harlan Ellison)
“I never cursed your tower guards
& I dare translate their foofaraw.”
“…all this foofaraw has exactly zero impact on the way we live our lives.” (Kory Stamper)
“Whatever foofaraw was roiling the rest of the country always seemed far away.” (Lionel Shriver)
“There’s no law that can compel us to go broke to coddle a few people who think they need foofaraws like … like that—” (Elizabeth Moon)