- nAmericana weak, feeble person and, by exten-sion, a dupe. A word used by college students and young people from the 1960s and probably inspired by 'puss', 'pussy' or 'pussy-wussy', all used as terms of endearment to a kitten.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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wuss — 1982, abbreviated from WUSSY (Cf. wussy). Mike Damone: You are a wuss: part wimp, and part pussy [ Fast Times at Ridgemont High script, 1982] … Etymology dictionary
wuss — [wus] n [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: Perhaps from wimp + PUSSY2] spoken someone who you think is weak or lacks courage … Dictionary of contemporary English
wuss — [ wus ] noun count VERY INFORMAL someone who is not brave or is not willing to do something exciting or dangerous … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
wuss — ► NOUN N. Amer. informal ▪ a weak or ineffectual person. ORIGIN of unknown origin … English terms dictionary
wuss — ☆ wuss [woos ] n. Slang a person regarded as weak, ineffectual, overly sensitive, etc.; wimp: also wussy n. pl. wussies … English World dictionary
wuss — noun /wʊs/ a) A weak or ineffectual person. Nov. 6 Come on you wuss, hit a basket..! Johns a wuss. b) (wasp). Mike Damone: You are a wuss: part wimp, and part pussy Syn: pansy … Wiktionary
wuss — UK [wʊs] / US noun [countable] Word forms wuss : singular wuss plural wusses very informal someone who is not brave or is not willing to do something exciting or dangerous … English dictionary
wuss — n A sissy, a coward, a chicken. Morley is such a wuss he won t do anything without first asking his wife. 1970s … Historical dictionary of American slang
Wuss — One who freaks out at even the smallest bit of unpleasantness. That guy s a complete Wuss … Dictionary of american slang
wuss — [[t]w ʊs[/t]] wusses N COUNT: usu a N (disapproval) If you call someone a wuss, you are criticizing them for being afraid … English dictionary
wuss — weak person, chicken, wimp Who is the most famous wuss? Mr. Bean? Right! … English idioms