Muss Muss, n. [Cf. OF. mousche a fly, also, the play called muss, fr. L. musca a fly.] A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • muss — UK [mʌs] / US or muss up UK / US verb [transitive] Word forms muss : present tense I/you/we/they muss he/she/it musses present participle mussing past tense mussed past participle mussed American informal to make something untidy, especially… …   English dictionary

  • Muss — Muss, n. A state of confusion or disorder; prob. variant of mess, but influenced by muss, a scramble. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muss — may refer to: Eiryn Muss, a secondary character in The Well of Echoes Jake the Muss Heke, a fictional character in Once Were Warriors This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an in …   Wikipedia

  • muss — muss·i·ly; muss·i·ness; muss; …   English syllables

  • Muss — Muss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mussed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Mussing}.] To disarrange, as clothing; to rumple; often used with up; as, the wind mussed up my hair. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Muss — Muss, n. [Cf. OE. mus a mouse. See {Mouse}.] A term of endearment. [Obs.] See {Mouse}. B. Jonson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • muss — [n] disorder chaos, confusion, disarrangement, hash, mess, mess up, mix up*, muddle, shambles, turmoil; concepts 230,674 Ant. order, organization muss [v] dishevel, disorder clutter, crumple, disarrange, disarray, disorganize, disrupt, disturb,… …   New thesaurus

  • muss — [mus] n. [prob. var. of MESS] 1. Informal a mess; disorder [done without muss or fuss] 2. Dial. a squabble; row; commotion vt. to make messy or disordered; disarrange: often with up …   English World dictionary

  • muss — (v.) to make untidy, 1837, probably a variant of MESS (Cf. mess) in its sense of disorder. Earlier (1830) as a noun meaning disturbance. Related: Mussed; mussing …   Etymology dictionary

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