[fuhs-ee] /ˈfʌs i/
adjective, fussier, fussiest.
excessively busy with trifles; anxious or particular about petty details.
hard to satisfy or please:
a fussy eater.
(of clothes, decoration, etc.) elaborately made, trimmed, or decorated:
All the bric-a-brac gave the room a fussy, cluttered look.
full of details, especially in excess:
His writing is so fussy I lose the thread of the story.
adjective fussier, fussiest
inclined to fuss over minor points
very particular about detail
characterized by overelaborate detail: the furniture was too fussy to be elegant
1831, from fuss (n.) + -y (2). Related: Fussily; fussiness.
[fuhs-tuh-nel-uh, foo-stuh-] /ˌfʌs təˈnɛl ə, ˌfu stə-/ noun 1. a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans. /ˌfʌstəˈnɛlə/ noun 1. a white knee-length pleated skirt worn by men in Greece and Albania
- Fustest with the mostest
adverb phrase First with the most; soonest and best equipped [fr explanation said to have been given by Confederate General Nathan B Forrest of how he won a skirmish; he actually said ”Get there first with the most men”] Related Terms firstest with the mostest
[fuh-stet] /fʌˈstɛt/ noun 1. the smoke tree, Cotinus coggygria. 2. Also called young fustic. the dyewood of this tree.
[fuhs-chuh n] /ˈfʌs tʃən/ noun 1. a stout fabric of cotton and flax. 2. a fabric of stout twilled cotton or of cotton and low-quality wool, with a short nap or pile. 3. inflated or turgid language in writing or speaking: Fustian can’t disguise the author’s meager plot. adjective 4. made of fustian: a fustian […]