fuss

fuss (n.) 1701, perhaps an alteration of force, or imitative of bubbling or sputtering sounds, or from Dan. fjas "foolery, nonsense." First attested in Anglo-Irish writers, but no obvious connections to Irish. The verb is first attested 1792, from the noun. Related: Fussed; fussing. To make a fuss was earlier to keep a fuss (1726).

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  • fuss — fuss; fuss·budg·et; fuss·er; fuss·i·ly; fuss·i·ness; fuss·pot; reh·fuss; fuss·budg·ety; …   English syllables

  • fuss´er — fuss «fuhs», noun, verb. –n. 1. much bother about small matters; useless talk and worry; attention given to something not worth it: »She got under weigh with very little fuss (Richard Henry Dana). The king and queen meant to treat this fuss about …   Useful english dictionary

  • fuss´i|ly — fuss|y «FUHS ee», adjective, fuss|i|er, fuss|i|est. 1. a) hard to please; hard to satisfy; very particular: »A sick person is likely to be fussy about his food; nothing suits him …   Useful english dictionary

  • fuss|y — «FUHS ee», adjective, fuss|i|er, fuss|i|est. 1. a) hard to please; hard to satisfy; very particular: »A sick person is likely to be fussy about his food; nothing suits him …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fuss — (f[u^]s), n. [Cf. {Fusome}.] 1. A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles. Byron. [1913 Webster] Zealously, assiduously, and with a minimum of fuss or noise Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. One who is unduly anxious about trifles; a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • fuss — [fus] n. [17th c. slang, prob. echoic] 1. a flurry of nervous, excited, often needless activity; bustle 2. a state of excessive nervousness, agitation, etc. ☆ 3. a quarrel or argument 4. a showy display of delight, approval, etc. vi. 1. to cause… …   English World dictionary

  • fuss at — ˈfuss at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they fuss at he/she/it fusses at present participle fussing at past tense fussed at past parti …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fuss — Fuss, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fussing}.] To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado. Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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