noun Date: circa 1904 one who fusses or is fussy especially about trifles • fussbudgety adjective

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  • fussbudget — fuss budg*et n. a person who thinks excessively about unfortunate things that might happen; one who is excessively concerned about matters of trifling importance. Syn: worrier, fusspot, worrywart. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fussbudget — 1904, from FUSS (Cf. fuss) (q.v.). One of several similar formulations around this time: Cf. fussbox (1901); fusspot (1921) …   Etymology dictionary

  • fussbudget — ☆ fussbudget [fus′buj΄it ] n. [ FUSS + BUDGET, prob. in sense “bag, sack”] Informal a fussy person: also [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] Chiefly Brit. Informal fusspot …   English World dictionary

  • fussbudget — UK [ˈfʌsˌbʌdʒɪt] / US [ˈfʌsˌbʌdʒət] noun [countable] Word forms fussbudget : singular fussbudget plural fussbudgets American a fusspot …   English dictionary

  • fussbudget — [“fasbad3at] n. someone who fusses all the time, especially a baby. □ Oh, Gary, don’t be such a fussbudget. □ He is such a fussbudget. Get him a passy …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • fussbudget — noun One who complains or fusses a great deal, especially about unimportant matters; a fusspot Their three year old daughter can be quite a fussbudget, but shes cute. Syn: fusspot …   Wiktionary

  • fussbudget — fussbudgety, adj. /fus buj it/, n. a fussy or needlessly fault finding person. [1900 05, Amer.; FUSS + BUDGET] * * * …   Universalium

  • fussbudget — fuss|budg|et [ fʌs,bʌdʒət ] noun count AMERICAN someone who worries a lot about unimportant things …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fussbudget — n. complainer, fussy person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • fussbudget — n fusspot, Inf. fuddy duddy, carper, caviler, pettifogger, faultfinder, Inf. nitpicker; crab, bear, curmudgeon, Inf. crosspatch; complainer, grumbler, Inf. grouch, Inf. grouser, Inf. sorehead, Inf. squawker, Sl. bellyacher …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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