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fuss  audio  (fs) KEY 

NOUN:
  1. Needlessly nervous or useless activity; commotion: There was a lot of fuss on moving day.
    1. A state of excessive and unwarranted concern over an unimportant matter: made a big fuss over one low test grade.
    2. An objection; a protest: The longer working hours caused a big fuss.
  2. A quarrel.
  3. A display of affectionate excitement and attention: Everyone made a fuss over the new baby.
VERB:
fussed, fuss·ing, fuss·es
VERB:
intr.
  1. To trouble or worry over trifles.
  2. To be excessively careful or solicitous: fussed over their children.
  3. To get into or be in a state of nervous or useless activity: fussed with the collar of his coat.
  4. To object; complain.
VERB:
tr.
To disturb or vex with unimportant matters.

ETYMOLOGY:
Origin unknown

OTHER FORMS:
fusser(Noun)


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