[ muhs ]
/ mʌs /


a state of disorder or untidiness.

verb (used with object)

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

Origin of muss

1820–30; perhaps blend of mess and fuss

SYNONYMS FOR muss Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for mussed

/ (mʌs) US and Canadian informal /


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


a state of disorder; muddle

Word Origin for muss

C19: probably a blend of mess + fuss
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