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Definition of "fussbudget" []

  • A person who fusses over trifles. Also called fusspot. (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.

Use "fussbudget" in a sentence
  • "In the past, the President notoriously spent immense amounts of time poring over the, leading one exasperated congressman to describe her as a "fussbudget" (defined by the American Heritage dictionary as a "person who fusses over trifles."
  • "Here we have Charlie Brown and his insecurities with the Little Red-Haired Girl, Linus running for class president, Lucy being the eternal fussbudget, and Snoopy dealing with a pesky flock of birds (who would eventually evolve into one bird, Woodstock)."
  • "If Bailey Ruth has to bend a few rules to help Kathleen save her family, Wiggins, her fussbudget supervisor, will make sure it all turns out right in the end."