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fuss

[ fuhs ]
/ fʌs /
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noun
an excessive display of anxious attention or activity; needless or useless bustle: They made a fuss over the new baby.
an argument or noisy dispute: They had a fuss about who should wash dishes.
a complaint or protest, especially about something relatively unimportant.
verb (used without object)
to make a fuss; make much ado about trifles: You'll never finish the job if you fuss over details.
to complain especially about something relatively unimportant.
verb (used with object)
to disturb, especially with trifles; annoy; bother.
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Origin of fuss

First recorded in 1695–1705; origin uncertain

OTHER WORDS FROM fuss

fusser, nounun·fussed, adjectiveun·fuss·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for fuss

fuss
/ (fʌs) /

noun
verb

Derived forms of fuss

fusser, noun

Word Origin for fuss

C18: of uncertain origin
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