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also fuss-bud·get  (fŭs′bŭj′ĭt)
A person who fusses over trifles. Also called fusspot.


informal the US equivalent of fusspot


(ˈfʌsˌbʌdʒ ɪt)

a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.
[1900–05, Amer.]
fuss′budg`et•y, adj.
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