A weak or ineffectual person (often used as a general term of abuse).
- Only wimps and wusses blamed their misfortune on others - real men made their own fortune.
- Boys who don't conform are ridiculed, called wimps and wusses.
- Call me a wimp and a wuss if you want to, but I could picture him in my head, and I couldn't talk to him.
verb[no object] (wuss out)
Fail to do or complete something as a result of fear or lack of confidence: she’ll probably wuss out because she fears my mighty bowling prowess
More example sentences
- The Canucks better not wuss out against Boston this coming December like they did in the finals.
- Don't wait until the pain is excruciating, but don't wuss out and tap before the arm is straight or the choke is actually choking either.
- At least he showed some heart in the minutes he played and didn't totally wuss out.
wussy noun (plural wussies) & adjective
- Example sentences
- He may look imposing here, but he's actually quite wussy.
- You'll run the risk of looking and feeling weak and wussy.
- As things stand, the voters seem to regard the concept as outmoded, a bit wussy, and definitely non-core.
1970s: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with wusspuss, schuss
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