wuss

noun
\ˈwu̇s \
variants: or less commonly wussy \ˈwu̇-sē \
plural wusses also wussies

Definition of wuss 

: wimp

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Other Words from wuss

wussy adjective

Examples of wuss in a Sentence

Don't be such a wuss. teased him for being a wuss when he failed the push-up test in gym class

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That simply wouldn’t have happened in 2018’s Republican Party, where Nixon probably would have been dismissed as a low-energy wuss. Will Bunch, Philly.com, "Pa. Republicans are learning from Donald Trump. Be very afraid | Will Bunch," 4 Feb. 2018 Camp 1 includes those who lament the wuss-ification of the game. Paul Daugherty, Cincinnati.com, "Doc: Ed Cunningham is right about football's dangers, and so are you," 31 Aug. 2017 For you wusses who think otherwise, the Flip-n-Drip should be live on the site soon for $45. Charlie Sorrel, WIRED, "Camping Coffee Maker is One More Thing to Carry," 31 Aug. 2009

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First Known Use of wuss

1976, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wuss

origin unknown

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The first known use of wuss was in 1976

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wuss

noun

English Language Learners Definition of wuss

: a weak or cowardly person

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