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."
"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.
"Harry is a 'wuss' to allow the Duchess of Nonsense to mistreat everyone who has been close to her, especially her family.
The essay 'You calling us 'wuss?'' by Lian Nami Buan defended our generation when American author Bret Easton Ellis called us a bunch of wusses.
By repeatedly upending expectations and shifting tones, writer-director Clay Liford keeps his audience keenly fascinated and anxious throughout "Wuss," an impressively crafted drama laced with darkly comic humor.
He then tweeted back calling her a "big wuss" if she did not appear with Lily replying, "I am many things, a wuss is definitely not one of them."
In an analysis of films' psychological impact on viewers, Wuss (emeritus, Film and Television Academy "Konrad Wolf," Potsdam-Babelsberg, Germany) proposes a perception-, conception-, and stereotype/archetype-based (PCS) model of cinematic narrative and structure as engaging mental stimuli.
Dave drinks bottled blood and won't hunt humans; all his friends think he's a wuss. Soon Dave falls for a human woman; Rosa is a Goth and vampire wannabe.
"Billy got emotional at the end - but that's just because he's a big wuss!"
In 1935 the aggressive power, Germany, was a great power and France was a wuss. In 2005 all the big powers, including the United States, European Union, Japan, China, and Russia, as well as most of the substantial regional powers like India and Brazil, are conservative powers that oppose aggression by Iran.