verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- fusospirillary gingivitis,
- fusospirochetal gingivitis,
- fuss and feathers,
Origin of fuss
Examples from the Web for fuss
Now, with the publication of ‘Loitering,’ the uninitiated can discover what all the fuss is about.Charles D’Ambrosio’s X-Ray Vision Is On Full Display In His New Essay Collection.|Steve Almond|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After what one cop called “a heck of a fuss,” they finally managed to print her.
She knew how to cause a fuss, how to become the center of media attention.
Madonna was supposed to come but canceled after the media raised a fuss.
Mauresmo realizes she has doubters, but is not letting herself be distracted by all the fuss.Why Andy Murray Hired a Champion (and Woman) Coach|Kevin Fixler|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I expected Peter would make a fuss when he missed it, but that very night the house in which he lived was burned to the ground.Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1909 to 1922|Lucy Maud Montgomery
As she walked she could not help wondering what there had been to make such a fuss about.Gray youth|Oliver Onions
It is quite a fuss to persuade her to put them on, she is so nervous about them being lost!The Argosy|Various
My mother doctored it tenderly, and he begged that nothing should be said about it; he wanted no fuss about such a trifle.Chantry House|Charlotte M. Yonge
There was a fuss afterward in the family, but I kept clear of it.The Whole Family|William Dean Howells, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Mary Heaton
Word Origin for fuss
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.
In addition to the idiom beginning with fuss
- fuss and feathers
- kick up a fuss
- make a fuss