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Definition of "fusspot" [fusspot]

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 "fusspot" in a sentence
  • "I first read Franny and Zooey in my late 40's -- and was astonished at how fresh it seemed ... enchanting, in the best sense of that word -- and it was precisely what Kirsch finds objectionable (what a sad stuffy old fusspot!) -- a marvelous sense of the everyday ... the everyday as marvelous, as a child might discover it."
  • "The author labels Fleming's creation a "snob" for his obsession with top-of-the-market brands, "with the result that in the later books Bond has arguably developed from connoisseur to fusspot.""
  • "Jonathan Coy as a nervous fusspot displays a brow permanently and hilariously furrowed."