fuss


1fuss

noun \ˈfəs\

: activity or excitement that is unusual and that often is not wanted or necessary

: an expression of anger or complaint especially about something that has little importance

Full Definition of FUSS

1
a :  needless bustle or excitement
b :  a show of flattering attention <made a big fuss over his favorite niece>
2
a :  a state of agitation especially over a trivial matter
b :  objection, protest
c :  an often petty controversy or quarrel

Examples of FUSS

  1. They got down to business without any fuss.
  2. What is all the fuss about?
  3. Her new novel has caused quite a fuss.
  4. I don't want to make a fuss, but this soup is cold.

Origin of FUSS

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1701

Rhymes with FUSS

2fuss

verb

: to be or become upset or worried

: to show that you are annoyed or unhappy

Full Definition of FUSS

intransitive verb
1
a :  to create or be in a state of restless activity; especially :  to shower flattering attentions <fussing over the grandchildren>
b :  to pay close or undue attention to small details <fussed with her hair>
2
a :  to become upset :  worry
b :  to express annoyance or pique :  complain
transitive verb
:  agitate, upset
fuss·er noun

Examples of FUSS

  1. She'll fuss the whole time we're gone.
  2. I told him not to fuss.
  3. The baby fussed all day.
  4. Stop fussing and get to work!
  5. He's fussing about his new assignment.

First Known Use of FUSS

1792

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