Monday, March 24, 2014
Citations for fussbudget
"...He's a cowardly fussbudget, and he's still livid about the ruckus my mother made.”
“Well, miss fussbudget, it looks as if one of your kids found another winner.” “Mother, I'm not a fussbudget as you say. I just worry about my children, that's all.”
Origin of fussbudget
An Americanism dating from around 1900, fussbudget is a portmanteau of fuss and budget. Though the origins of fuss are unknown, budget comes from the Middle French term meaning "bag."