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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
noun: One who worries or complains about unimportant things: a fussy person.
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.
“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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