Definition of fuss noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    fuss

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    noun
    BrE BrE//fʌs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//fʌs//
     
     
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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] unnecessary excitement, worry or activity He does what he's told without any fuss. All that fuss over a few pounds! It's a very ordinary movie—I don't know what all the fuss is about (= why other people think it is so good). It was all a fuss about nothing. We'd like a quiet wedding without any fuss.
  2. 2[singular] anger or complaints about something, especially something that is not important I'm sorry for making such a fuss about the noise. Steve kicks up a fuss every time I even suggest seeing you.
  3. Word Origin early 18th cent.: perhaps Anglo-Irish.Extra examples Once the fuss has blown over, we’ll be able to get on with work as usual. She kicked up a huge fuss when she heard about it. She made a big fuss about not having a window seat on the plane. The children were all making a great fuss of the new baby. The job was done with the minimum of fuss. They left quietly, without a fuss. the fuss surrounding the controversial movie He does what he’s told without any fuss. I’m sorry for making such a fuss about the noise. It was all a fuss about nothing. It’s a very ordinary movie—I don’t know what all the fuss is about. We’d like a quiet wedding without any fuss.Idioms
    make a fuss of/over somebody
     
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    to pay a lot of attention to somebody, usually to show how much you like them They made a great fuss of the baby. The dog loves being made a fuss of.
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