What does fuss mean?

Definitions for fussfʌs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word fuss.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. dither, pother, fuss, tizzy, flap(noun)

    an excited state of agitation

    "he was in a dither"; "there was a terrible flap about the theft"

  2. fuss, trouble, bother, hassle(noun)

    an angry disturbance

    "he didn't want to make a fuss"; "they had labor trouble"; "a spot of bother"

  3. bicker, bickering, spat, tiff, squabble, pettifoggery, fuss(noun)

    a quarrel about petty points

  4. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stir(verb)

    a rapid active commotion

  5. fuss, niggle, fret(verb)

    worry unnecessarily or excessively

    "don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now"

  6. mother, fuss, overprotect(verb)

    care for like a mother

    "She fusses over her husband"


  1. fuss(Noun)

    (countable or uncountable) excessive activity, worry, bother, or talk about something

  2. fuss(Noun)

    a complaint or noise

    If you make enough of a fuss about the problem, maybe they'll fix it for you.

  3. fuss(Noun)

    an exhibition of affection or admiration

    They made a great fuss over the new baby.

  4. fuss(Verb)

    To show affection for, especially animals.

    His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.

  5. fuss(Verb)

    To be very worried or excited about something, often too much.

    His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.

  6. fuss(Verb)

    To pet.

    Quit fussing with your hair. It looks fine.

  7. fuss(Verb)

    To fiddle; fidget; wiggle, or adjust; to worry something

    Quit fussing with your hair. It looks fine.

  8. fuss(Verb)

    To cry or be ill-humoured.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fuss(noun)

    a tumult; a bustle; unnecessary or annoying ado about trifles

  2. Fuss(noun)

    one who is unduly anxious about trifles

  3. Fuss(verb)

    to be overbusy or unduly anxious about trifles; to make a bustle or ado

  4. Origin: [Cf. Fusome.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fuss

    fus, n. a bustle or tumult: haste, flurry.—v.i. to be in a bustle.—adv. Fuss′ily.—n. Fuss′iness, a needless state of bustle.—adj. Fuss′y. [Imit.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fuss in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fuss in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jim Duggar says he:

    They won't succeed, our show is the No. 1 show on TLC. It's a small group creating this fuss.

  2. Erica Marcus:

    I've never seen what all the fuss is about, it's about as challenging a taste as tuna fish salad.

  3. Jeremy Podeswa:

    I’m a bit surprised that people have made that much fuss about it, to me, he does seem quite organic, in his own way, to the show.

  4. Sergei Makarchenko:

    I stopped shaking his hand or talking to him a year back, when he stared kicking up a fuss about the huge losses among the paratroop division, which wasn't true.

  5. Bruce Lee:

    If people say Jeet Kune Do is different from "this" or from "that," then let the name of Jeet Kune Do be wiped out, for that is what it is, just a name. Please don't fuss over it.

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Translations for fuss

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • cridòria, gatzara, brogit, rebombori, aldarullCatalan, Valencian
  • ffwdanWelsh
  • Wirbel, Aufstand, LärmGerman
  • σαματάς, ανησυχώ, χαϊδεύω, φασαρία, αναταραχή, αναστάτωση, αναμπουμπούλα, πειράζωGreek
  • escándalo, fandango, jaleoSpanish
  • touhu, hössöttää, helliä, hämminki, touhotus, metakka, tohina, touhuta, tohista, silitellä, ihastelu, hössötys, touhottaa, hiplata, meteli, hellitellä, touhuaminen, vouhotusFinnish
  • tapageFrench
  • entusiasmo, chiasso, confusione, seccare, rumore, scocciare, affannarsi, baccano, agitarsi, daffare, scalmanarsi, scalpore, trambustoItalian
  • utiuti, kōamuamu, amuamuMāori
  • reclamação, confusão, auê, barulho, fuzuê, bagunça, rebuliçoPortuguese
  • fâțâi, freamăt, agita, entuziasm, zgomot, frământare, gălăgie, indispoziție, foi, agitație, frământaRomanian
  • суматоха, суета, суетитьсяRussian
  • yaygara, telaş, velveleTurkish
  • 小題大作Chinese

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