adj.— «My brother John, ski instructor to Aspen vacationers, has a term for the town’s upscale restaurant food. He calls it “foo-foo food.” Although he appreciates fine cuisine, he’s just as happy with a burger and fries.» —“Back To Basics: Mother’s Kitchen” by Anne Vassal Mother Earth News Oct.-Nov., 1998. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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  1. M S Jones says:

    I heard this word used in American slang in early June 1996. A friend from Ohio was describing an upcoming holiday to Florida in which she would lie on the beach and drink “foo-foo” drinks. On my query she explained such drinks as the kind with (paper)umbrellas.

  2. ks says:

    What you heard (or should have) was frou-frou, not foo-foo.


  3. No, the form “foo-foo” exists as well as “frou-frou.”

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