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muss

noun \ ˈməs \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of muss

1 obsolete
a : a game in which players scramble for small objects thrown to the ground
b : scramble
2 slang : a confused conflict : row
3 : a state of disorder : mess

Examples of muss in a Sentence

  1. careful planning had eliminated most of the muss that usually accompanies a move to a new house

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Origin and Etymology of muss

origin unknown


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muss

verb

Definition of muss

transitive verb
: to make untidy : disarrange

Examples of muss in a Sentence

  1. His suit was mussed when he got out of the car.

  2. the wind mussed up my hair

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First Known Use of muss

1835


MUSS Defined for English Language Learners

muss

verb

Definition of muss for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something, such as clothing or hair) messy or untidy


MUSS Defined for Kids

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muss

noun \ ˈməs \

Definition of muss for Students

: a state of disorder : mess

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muss

verb

Definition of muss for Students

mussed; mussing
: to make messy or untidy
  • The wind mussed my hair.


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