fuss-budget

fussbudget

[fuhs-buhj-it]
noun
a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; fuss + budget

fussbudgety, adjective
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fussbudget
1904, from fuss (q.v.). One of several similar formulations around this time: Cf. fussbox (1901); fusspot (1921).
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