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fussbudget

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noun fuss·bud·get \ˈfəs-ˌbə-jət\

Simple Definition of fussbudget

  • : a person who worries or complains about small things : a fussy person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of fussbudget

  1. :  one who fusses or is fussy especially about trifles

fussbudgety

play \-jə-tē\ adjective

Examples of fussbudget in a sentence

  1. <a customer who's a real fussbudget about wanting her food very hot>



Circa 1904

First Known Use of fussbudget

circa 1904



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