Presently he dropped his hammer, and fussed about for a moment with a tiny wrench.
All the things you were fussed about in the last six months?
Canhead bawled and fussed around in the dark and thought he had a mutiny on his hands.
I kept harping on the puppie's health until I had him fussed to death.
The inspector, hat in hand, fussed around the car until it moved off.
"They needn't have been so fussed," said Stephen, with a grin.
Lacey dabbed at him with her gauzy scarf and fussed over him.
He reared and fussed and said he didn't want that mess on him.
"I was fussed within an inch of my life," owned Carl with engaging candor.
No one had fussed over him like that since his mother died, and he was touchingly grateful.
1701, perhaps an alteration of force, or imitative of bubbling or sputtering sounds, or from Danish fjas "foolery, nonsense." First attested in Anglo-Irish writers, but no obvious connections to Irish. To make a fuss was earlier to keep a fuss (1726).
1792, from fuss (n.). Related: Fussed; fussing.