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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)
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OLYMPIC hero Katie Taylor believes her boxing opponents were complete wusses - compared to the men she fights during training.