- a weakling; wimp.
Origin of wuss
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woose wussy (ˈwʊsɪ)
- slang, mainly US a feeble or effeminate person
C20: perhaps from pussy 1 (cat)
Word Origin and History for wusses
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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