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Sep 28, 2018
This week’s theme
Tosspot words

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spitfire
shuteye
rotgut
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fusspot

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fusspot

PRONUNCIATION:
(FUHS-pot)

MEANING:
noun: One who worries or complains about unimportant things: a fussy person.

ETYMOLOGY:
From fuss (to worry or complain about trifles), of uncertain origin, perhaps an echoic word. Earliest documented use: 1921. A synonym, that is also a tosspot word, is fussbudget.

USAGE:
“Anxious about the weight gain, the fusspots at Mazda redesigned the cylinder head to boost output to 140 hp.”
Mark Toljagic; Miata: Many Flock to Fountain of Youth; Toronto Star (Canada); Jul 17, 2010.

See more usage examples of fusspot in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

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It is by character and not by intellect the world is won. -Evelyn Beatrice Hall, biographer (28 Sep 1868-1956)

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