wuss

[ woo s ]
/ wʊs /

noun Slang.

a weakling; wimp.

Origin of wuss

1980–85; perhaps blend of wimp and puss1

Related forms

wuss·y, adjective, wuss·i·er, wuss·i·est.
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British Dictionary definitions for wusses

wuss

woose wussy (ˈwʊsɪ)

/ (wʊs) /

noun plural wusses or wussies

slang, mainly US a feeble or effeminate person

Word Origin for wuss

C20: perhaps from pussy 1 (cat)
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