muss

[ muhs ]
/ mʌs /

noun

a state of disorder or untidiness.

verb (used with object)

to put into disorder; make messy; rumple (often followed by up).

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Origin of muss

1820–30; perhaps blend of mess and fuss
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British Dictionary definitions for muss

muss
/ (mʌs) US and Canadian informal /

verb

(tr often foll by up) to make untidy; rumple

noun

a state of disorder; muddle

Word Origin for muss

C19: probably a blend of mess + fuss
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