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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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Origin of fussbudget

An Americanism dating back to 1900–05; fuss + budget

OTHER WORDS FROM fussbudget

fuss·budg·et·y, adjective
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