wuss


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wuss

 (wo͝os)
n. Slang
A person regarded as weak, ineffectual, or overly fearful.

[Perhaps blend of wimp and pussy, or short for pussy-wussy, reduplication of pussy.]

wuss′y adj.

wuss

(wʊs) or

woose

;

wussy

(ˈwʊsɪ)
n, pl wusses or wussies
slang chiefly US a feeble or effeminate person
[C20: perhaps from pussy1 (sense 6)]

wuss

(wʊs)
n.
Slang. a weakling; wimp.
[1980–85; perhaps b. wimp and puss1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectualwuss - a person who is physically weak and ineffectual
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
namby-pamby - an insipid weakling who is foolishly sentimental
softie, softy - a person who is weak and excessively sentimental
crybaby, wimp, chicken - a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy
Translations

wuss

[wʌs] N (US) → pavo/a m/f, gallina mf

wuss

n (esp US inf) → Weichei nt (inf), → Schlappschwanz m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Lor, yes, for that matter," said the trader, "I may bring him up in a year, not much the wuss for wear, and trade him back.
He'll get wus nor oneasy, one of these days, if he don't mend his ways.
Ah, I see as you bean't quite so lissom as you was," replied the farmer, with a grim smile, as he lifted the latch of his door; "we bean't so young as we was, nother on us, wuss luck.
Horrocks remarked; "and his man Flethers is wuss, and have made such a row in the housekeeper's room about the dinners and hale, as no lord would make--but I think Miss Sharp's a match for'n, Sir Pitt," he added, after a pause.
Fast forward to 2016, the Philippines' very own Generation Wuss led the protest against the haste burial of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
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Meanwhile Kieron said: "I don't like spiders or snakes, but there is no way I am going to look a wuss on the trials
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