follow Dictionary.com

It’s about time. We are now on Instagram!

wuss

[woo s] /wʊs/
noun, Slang.
1.
a weakling; wimp.
Origin
1980-1985
1980-85; perhaps blend of wimp and puss1
Related forms
wussy, adjective, wussier, wussiest.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for wuss

wuss

/wʊs/
noun (pl) wusses, wussies
1.
(slang, mainly US) a feeble or effeminate person
Word Origin
C20: perhaps from pussy1 (cat)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for wuss
n.

1982, abbreviated from wussy.

Mike Damone: You are a wuss: part wimp, and part pussy
["Fast Times at Ridgemont High" script, 1982]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for wuss

wuss

noun

A weak person; pussycat, wimp: 6 Ways Not to be a Wuss/ ''Wussy'' was a particularly expressive word, the handy combination of wimp and pussy

[1960s+ Teenagers; perhaps a shortening of hypothetical pussy-wussy]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for wuss

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for wuss

7
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with wuss

Nearby words for wuss