- a weakling; wimp.
Origin of wuss
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Related Words for wussescoward, crybaby, pushover, wimp, whiner, deserter, quitter, yellow, sissy, namby-pamby, caitiff, baby, pantywaist, weakling, chicken, pansy, wuss, jellyfish, milksop, cuckold
woose wussy (ˈwʊsɪ)
- slang, mainly US a feeble or effeminate person
Word Origin for wuss
C20: perhaps from pussy 1 (cat)
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1982, abbreviated from wussy.
Mike Damone: You are a wuss: part wimp, and part pussy
["Fast Times at Ridgemont High" script, 1982]
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