fussbudget

noun fuss·bud·get \ ˈfəs-ˌbə-jət \

Definition of fussbudget

: one who fusses or is fussy especially about trifles

fussbudgety

play \ˈfəs-ˌbə-jə-tē\ adjective

Examples of fussbudget in a Sentence

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

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First Known Use of fussbudget

circa 1904

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FUSSBUDGET Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of fussbudget for English Language Learners

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



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