wuss

wuss

[woos]
noun Slang.
a weakling; wimp.

Origin:
1980–85; perhaps blend of wimp and puss1

wussy, adjective, wussier, wussiest.
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wuss, woose or wussy (wʊs, ˈwʊsɪ)
 
n , pl wusses, wussies
slang chiefly (US) a feeble or effeminate person
 
[C20: perhaps from pussy1 (cat)]
 
woose, woose or wussy
 
n
 
[C20: perhaps from pussy1 (cat)]
 
wussy, woose or wussy
 
n
 
[C20: perhaps from pussy1 (cat)]

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wuss
1982, from wussy (1960s), probably an alteration of pussy (2).
Mike Damone: You are a wuss: part wimp, and part pussy
["Fast Times at Ridgemont High" script, 1982]
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wuss(y) definition

[ˈwʊs(i)]
  1. n.
    a wimp; a weak person. : Don't be such a wuss. Stand up for your rights.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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