Crossword clues for fuss
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Fuss \Fuss\ (f[u^]s), n. [Cf. Fusome.]
A tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles.
Zealously, assiduously, and with a minimum of fuss or noise
One who is unduly anxious about trifles; a fussbudget.
I am a fuss and I don't deny it.
--W. D. Howell.
Fuss \Fuss\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Fussed; p. pr. & vb. n.
To be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a
bustle or ado.
--Sir W. Scott.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"trifling bustle," 1701, originally colloquial, perhaps an alteration of force (n.), or "echoic of the sound of something sputtering or bubbling" [OED], or from Danish fjas "foolery, nonsense." First attested in Anglo-Irish writers, but there are no obvious connections to words in Irish. To make a fuss was earlier to keep a fuss (1726). Fuss and feathers "bustle and display" is from 1848, American English, suggestive of a game cock or a peacock, originally of U.S. Army Gen. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) in the Mexican war.\n\nGen. Scott is said to be as particular in matters of etiquette and dress as Gen. Taylor is careless. The soldiers call one "Old Rough and Ready," and the other "Old Fuss and Feathers." ["The Mammoth," Nov. 15, 1848].\n
1792, from fuss (n.). Related: Fussed; fussing. Extended form fussify is by 1832.
n. (label en countable or uncountable) Excessive activity, worry, bother, or talk about something. vb. 1 (context intransitive English) To be very worried or excited about something, often too much. 2 (context intransitive English) To fiddle; fidget; wiggle, or adjust; to worry something 3 (context intransitive especially of baby babies English) To cry or be ill-humoured.
Fuß (German: foot) is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Benjamin Fuß (born 1990), German footballer
- Fritz Fuß, Swiss sidecarcross racer
- Hans Fuß (1920–1942), German Luftwaffe fighter ace and recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross during World War II
- Michael Fuß (born 1977), German footballer
de:Fuß (Begriffsklärung) hu:Fuss (egyértelműsítő lap)
Fuss is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:
- Adam Fuss (born 1961), American photographer
- Benjamin Fuss (born 1990), German football defender
- Nicolas Fuss (1755–1826), Swiss mathematician
- Sonja Fuss (born 1978), German football defender
Usage examples of "fuss".
The Dowager, with a magnificent disregard for the coachman and the footman, perched on the box-seat in front of her, knew no such reticence, and discoursed with great freedom on the birth of an heir to the barony, animadverting with embarrassing candour, and all the contempt of a matriarch who had brought half-a-dozen children into the world without fuss or complications, on sickly young women who fancied themselves to be ill days before their time, and ended by suffering cross births and hard labours.
They conducted their duties humbly and reticently, with a minimum of fuss, and went to great lengths not to antagonize anyone.
Vasily Petrovich, Pavlik and Auntie were shouting together, in varying stages of despair, as they fussed around the Alpine rucksacks and travelling-bag.
The Creek sisters were eager to depart, wasting little time in packing Tommy into the bed of the pickup, fussing over him with auntly concern.
Bees plunder enthusiastically, fussing and bustling in the spacious whorl of the stamens, which beflour them with yellow.
Erickson got up from where he had been fussing over the power leads to their trigger a modified betatron rather than a resonant accelerator.
After a good deal of fuss and bickering, Congress had at last approved an Act Providing a Naval Armament.
Alastair Bing, with the dignified coldness of an irritated man who thinks that a vast fuss is being made over nothing.
The next day, the men took the bears on the train and it was very amusing to Blinky to have such a fuss made of him.
She fussed with her skirt, until every inch from the waist down was covered and she looked like a respectable bridesmaid once more.
Laedo more than once observed Brio wipe a tear from his eye as he watched his daughter being fussed over by her mother.
Newt shrugged and buzzed toward the well, wondering what all the fuss was about.
Escargot, shoving odds and ends through an open hatch, turned to see who was making such a fuss, paused, caught sight of the rest of the party clambering down the path.
The afternoon and evening had proved even busier than usual, and Uncle Ben had been to see a new case of his, so had Jack Bentall and a variety of other people--path lab technicians, the lady from CSR, fussing about some packs which had gone astray, the dietetic ian who wasted a lot of valuable time fretting over steamed fish.
He fusses over the glints in the diamond pendants, the mirrored gleams of the three ropes of pearl.