"foo-foo dust"

Alice Faber faber at HASKINS.YALE.EDU
Sun Sep 23 23:33:21 UTC 2001

David Bergdahl said:
>A family friend who had been a tanker ship's capt. for Texaco used "foo foo
>stuff" for perfume; I later read--maybe on ADS--that it was homosexual slang
>for excrement.  I suspect
>that there are a lot of foolish referents...

Is this related to "frou-frou" for something that's excessively frilly?
(For me, personally, perfume counts here...)
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