Fuss

Definition of Fuss

Pronunciation: fŭs
n.1.A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.
Zealously, assiduously, and with a minimum of fuss or noise
- Carlyle.
2.One who is unduly anxious about trifles; a fussbudget.
I am a fuss and I don't deny it.
- W. D. Howell.
v. i.1.To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado.
[imp. & p. p. Fussed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Fussing.]

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