Definition of wuss in English:


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Pronunciation: /wʊs


A weak or ineffectual person (often used as a general term of abuse): we are not just a group of shallow wusses what a snivelling wuss!
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  • 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.


1980s (originally North American slang): of unknown origin.



noun (plural wussies) & adjective
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  • 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.

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