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fussbudget

[fuhs-buhj-it]
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noun
  1. a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.
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Origin of fussbudget

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; fuss + budget
Related formsfuss·budg·et·y, adjective
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Word Origin and History for fussbudget

n.

1904, from fuss (n.) + budget (n.). One of several similar formulations around this time: Cf. fussbox (1901); fusspot (1921).

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