Definition of "fuss" []

  • Needlessly nervous or useless activity; commotion: There was a lot of fuss on moving day. (noun)
  • A state of excessive and unwarranted concern over an unimportant matter: made a big fuss over one low test grade. (noun)
  • An objection; a protest: The longer working hours caused a big fuss. (noun)
  • A quarrel. (noun)
  • A display of affectionate excitement and attention: Everyone made a fuss over the new baby. (noun)
  • Nervous activity or agitation, esp when disproportionate or unnecessary (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Complaint or objection (noun)
  • An exhibition of affection or admiration, esp if excessive (noun)
  • A quarrel; dispute (noun)
  • To worry unnecessarily (verb)
  • To be excessively concerned over trifles (verb)
  • To show great or excessive concern, affection, etc (for) (verb)
  • To quarrel violently (verb)
  • To bother (a person) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "fuss" in a sentence
  • "(One of these days, I'm gonna get myself a potato ricer and see what all the fuss is about ...)"
  • "But Nigel Coleman, the organizer of the Tea Party, told CNN he doesn't see what all the fuss is about."
  • "Nigel Coleman just "doesn't see what all the fuss is about!""