- vi. 小题大作；忙乱；焦燥；焦急；无事自扰
- n. 大惊小怪，大惊小怪的人；小题大作；忙乱
- vt. 使烦恼，使烦忧
- n. (Fuss)人名；(匈)富什；(法)菲斯
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- fuss:  The early use of fuss by Irish-born writers such as Jonathan Swift and George Farquhar has led to the supposition that it is of Anglo-Irish origin, but no substantiation for this has ever been found on the other side of the Irish Sea. Among suggestions as to how it came into being have been that it was an alteration of force, as in the now obsolete phrase make no force of ‘not bother about’, and that it was simply onomatopoeic, imitating the sound of someone puffing and blowing and making a fuss.
- fuss (n.)
- "trifling bustle," 1701, originally colloquial, perhaps an alteration of force (n.), or "echoic of the sound of something sputtering or bubbling" [OED], or from Danish fjas "foolery, nonsense." First attested in Anglo-Irish writers, but there are no obvious connections to words in Irish. To make a fuss was earlier to keep a fuss (1726). Fuss and feathers "bustle and display" is from 1848, American English, suggestive of a game cock or a peacock, originally of U.S. Army Gen. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) in the Mexican war.
Gen. Scott is said to be as particular in matters of etiquette and dress as Gen. Taylor is careless. The soldiers call one "Old Rough and Ready," and the other "Old Fuss and Feathers." ["The Mammoth," Nov. 15, 1848].
- fuss (v.)
- 1792, from fuss (n.). Related: Fussed; fussing. Extended form fussify is by 1832.
- 1. Auntie Hilda and Uncle Jack couldn't fuss over them enough.
- 2. He accused me of making a great fuss about trivialities.
- 3. Those customers who have kicked up a fuss have received refunds.
- 4. It was achieved with minimum fuss and maximum efficiency.
- 5. Their ambitions are to bash out good grub with minimal fuss.
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