Those I travel with tend to relax; while I am fussing around.
The hole in his chest through which the drug flowed required some fussing, but there was no discomfort.
I start by holding my glasses in my hand instead of fussing with the mask.
We waited and waited, and Boris, growing restless, wandered about, fussing with modelling wax and red clay.
You'll probably get plenty of fussing from everyone; but, in the case of the boys, remember to be merciful.
This was the nearest Emmy Lou had come to fussing with Hattie.
You've been fussing with that long-suffering curl for the last five minutes!
You would have screamed to see him fussing about—wasn't he killing over it, Carrie?'
The old gentleman have quit his religious cussing now and have took to fussing.
You are right; it is a matter for fighting and not fussing over.
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.