fusspot

noun

fuss·​pot ˈfəs-ˌpät How to pronounce fusspot (audio)

Examples of fusspot in a Sentence

as a professional gardener with a well-heeled clientele, he's used to dealing with fusspots
Recent Examples on the Web However, this trait can appear as a stickler for perfection, precision, fusspot, formalist, nitpicker, pedantic, and fastidious. Colleen Reilly, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 One might be forgiven for also thinking that the identification is not so much between the audience and the killer as between Fincher, who is known as something of a filmmaking fusspot, and his anal-retentive central character. Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post, 25 Oct. 2023 So many people roll their eyes as soon as an old fusspot like me starts banging on about backing up. Mark Sparrow, Forbes, 2 Sep. 2021 The strongest performances — Dan Hiatt’s fusspot Polonius, Lozano’s regally detached Gertrude — combine color with clarity. Charles McNulty, latimes.com, 3 Oct. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fusspot was in 1921

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“Fusspot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fusspot. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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