- a flurry of nervous, excited, often needless activity; bustle
- a state of excessive nervousness, agitation, etc.
- a quarrel or argument
- a showy display of delight, approval, interest, etc.
- trouble, difficulty, or bother
Origin of fuss17th-c. slang, probably echoic
- to cause or make a fuss
- to bustle about or worry, esp. over trifles
- to whine, fret, etc.: said esp. of a baby