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fussbudget

[ fuhs-buhj-it ]
/ ˈfʌsˌbʌdʒ ɪt /
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noun

a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.

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fusospirochetal, fusospirochetal gingivitis, fuss, fuss and feathers, fussbox, fussbudget, fusspot, fussy, fustanella, fustet, fustian

Origin of fussbudget

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; fuss + budget
Related formsfuss·budg·et·y, adjective
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Examples from the Web for fussbudget

  • Fussbudget Ryan Lizza, The New Yorker How Paul Ryan captured the GOP.

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Word Origin and History for fussbudget

fussbudget


n.

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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper