An example of to fuss is to get anxious about a long line at the grocery store.
An example of to fuss is to cry like a baby.
An example of a fuss is the big deal a mother makes over her child.
An example of a fuss is an argument between two people.
There was a lot of fuss on moving day.
Everyone made a fuss over the new baby.
Fussed over their children.
Fussed with the collar of his coat.
- If you make enough of a fuss about the problem, maybe they'll fix it for you.
- They made a great fuss over the new baby.
They made a big fuss about the wedding plans.
What's all the fuss about?
His grandmother will never quit fussing over his vegetarianism.
- to engage in idle, aimless, or annoying activity
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of fuss
- Origin unknown
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- Of unkown origin. Perhaps from Danish fjas (“nonsense”), from Middle Low German (compare German faseln (“to maunder, talk nonsense”))