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Meaning of "wuss" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WUSS

Perhaps from pussy1 (cat).
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PRONUNCIATION OF WUSS

wuss  [ˈwʊsɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WUSS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Wuss is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WUSS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

wuss

Cowardice

Cowardice is a trait wherein fear and excess self-concern override doing or saying what is right, good and of help to others or oneself in a time of need—it is the opposite of courage. As a label, "cowardice" indicates a failure of character in the face of a challenge. Under many military codes of justice, cowardice in combat is a crime punishable by death. As a retraction of a virtue that may be or have been required in many cultures, it is often considered to be a character flaw which may be variously stigmatized or punished.

Definition of wuss in the English dictionary

The definition of wuss in the dictionary is a feeble or effeminate person.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WUSS


Firdausi
fɪəˈdaʊsɪ
housey
ˈhaʊsɪ
Jozi
ˈdʒəʊsɪ
Losey
ˈləʊsɪ
mousey
ˈmaʊsɪ
mousie
ˈmaʊsɪ
mousy
ˈmaʊsɪ
perdendosi
ˌpɛədɛnˈdəʊsɪ
pussy
ˈpʊsɪ
symploce
ˈsɪmˌpləʊsɪ
wussy
ˈwʊsɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WUSS

wurley
wurlie
wurst
wurtzite
wurzel
wus
wushu
Wusih
wussier
wussies
wussiest
wussy
wuther
wuthering
Wuthering Heights
Wutsin
Wuxi
wuxia

WORDS THAT END LIKE WUSS

Anschluss
blunderbuss
buss
cuss
degauss
discuss
fuss
gauss
glamourpuss
huss
muss
Neuss
puss
repercuss
Russ
schuss
sourpuss
Strauss
suss
truss

Synonyms and antonyms of wuss in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «wuss» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WUSS

Find out the translation of wuss to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of wuss from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «wuss» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

治愈wuss
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

wuss
570 millions of speakers

English

wuss
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

wuss
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

وس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

слабак
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

covarde
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

wuss
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

mauviette
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Wuss
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

wuss
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

弱虫
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

겁쟁이
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Wuss
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

wuss
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

wuss
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

वायस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

korkak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

wuss
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

mięczakiem
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

слабак
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

wuss
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

κότα
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

wuss
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

feg
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

pyse
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of wuss

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WUSS»

The term «wuss» is regularly used and occupies the 77.404 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WUSS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about wuss

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WUSS»

Discover the use of wuss in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to wuss and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Burger Wuss
He said, “Question for you, Little Miss Wuss.” I shoveled some ice into the cup. “ What is it, Turner?” I hit the button for medium Sprite. “You play softball?” “No.” “ Come on, man. Everybody plays softball.” “I have, but I don't. What do you want?
M.T. Anderson, 2010
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Yogi: Wuss of the Jungle
"Yogi, a privileged Tibetan Terrier, tells the story about his "screwball" family who moved him from his beautiful home in California to a fixer-upper on a beach in Costa Rica- a beach with mean, skinny dogs who didn't even speak his ...
Mary DiMaggio, 2013
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The Journal of American Folk-lore
I hate the constitooshin, this great republic, too; I hate the nasty eagle and the uniform so blue ; I hate their glorious banner and all their flags and fuss; These lyin', thevin' Yankees, I hate 'em wuss and wuss. I hate the Yankee nation and ...
‎1915
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Tales from the Totems of the Hidery
As soon as he was at liberty he made all haste to reach his mountain home, hoping to meet Kind-a-wuss,yet fearing something might be wrong. When he arrived at the place where he parted from her, he found by the footprints on the soft earth ...
James Deans, Oscar Lovell Triggs, 1899
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Archives
As soon as he was at liberty he made all haste to reach his mountain home, hoping to meet Kind-a-wuss,yet fearing something might be wrong. \Vlieu he arrived at the place where he parted from her, he found by the footprints on the soft earth ...
International Folk-lore Association, 1899
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Open Up Or Shut Up!
WUSS This isn't even a real word. It's slang. I wield it with a sense of humor. A wuss is someone who backs away and doesn't face the tough challenges. I'm a wuss when it comes to spiders. I was a wuss when my son was growing up and I  ...
Barbara Deutsch, 2011
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Sir Gibbie
I'm glaid 'at he has me for ane o' 's enemies, for I forgie him for ane ; an' wuss him sae affrontit wi' himsel' er' a' be dune, 'at he wad fain hide his heid in a midden." " Noo, noo, mither !" said the eldest son, who had not yet spoken, but whose ...
George Macdonald, 1879
8
Cantata No. 22 -- Jesus nahm zu sich die Zwolfe: SATB with ...
-JfT ' J — T — f — ^f 1 -JT -j j 1 ~t — tr« p~P — * * If LI Kei . nes und wuss . ten mean - ing, nor did they nicht, was das, know what things was das_ ge what things were '» j j , h . 1 F — h — i F — r~d ^ J*j — * — « p — *^— s — ~trs *"^ — — nah ...
Bach, Johann Sebastian
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My Meteoric Rise to Obscurity
CHAPTER. 4. TONY. SOPRANO. IS. A. WUSS! In the late fifties I met one of the most interesting guys I've ever known. He was an attorney named Frank Barone. Besides being a fine lawyer, Frank was the manager in those days of the popular  ...
Arnold Kane, 2008
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Rosie and Skate
“You can do better than Brockner. That wimp.” “Wishy-washy maybe,” I say. “But he's not exactly a wimp.” “Wishy-washy. Wimp. Wuss. Same thing.” And for some reason it's funny. Really funny and we laugh into each other's faces. Ha ha ha.
Beth Ann Bauman, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WUSS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term wuss is used in the context of the following news items.
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Obama's gone from bad to wuss
As the days of the Obama presidency dwindle down, bad actors everywhere are in a rush to grab what they can. After all, they are not likely ever again to get ... «Fox News, May 15»
2
Is James Bond turning into a wuss?
Is James Bond turning into a wuss? The release of the nagging, insulting and patronizing teaser trailer for new 007 film Spectre forces us to ask the treasonous ... «Toronto Star, Apr 15»
3
'I'm a bit of a wuss, really,' reveals Musketeers star Luke Pasqualino
“I'm a bit of a wuss, really!” reveals Luke. “The musketeers are like brothers and would do anything for each other, and I can relate to that. I'd do anything for my ... «What's On TV, Jan 15»
4
Editorial: Land of the free, home of the wuss?
America has much to be cocky about. It invented large-scale democracy and nurtured its growth around the world. It vanquished fascism and communism, ... «Florida Today, Dec 14»
5
Drake's Mom Explains Why He's A Wuss (Video)
Drake's Mom Explains Why He's A Wuss (Video). Oct 29, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Canadian recording artist Drake (center) watches Toronto Raptors guard ... «FanSided, Dec 14»
6
Rendell: Christie's a “Wuss” For Cowboys Fandom
The host suggested Christie and the former governor duke it out. “Tell him I think he's nothing but a wuss,” Rendell said. The Eagles and Cowboys play Sunday ... «Philadelphia Magazine, Dec 14»
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Millennials Are 'Generation Wuss,' Says Author Of 'American Psycho'
In the op-ed, Ellis notes that due to the nature of the Internet, much of what “Generation Wuss” creates “goes out into the world unfettered, unedited, posted ... «The Inquisitr, Oct 14»
8
'Over-sensitive and desperate... I feel sorry for them': Bret Easton …
The writer who notably penned American Psycho sparked a social media outburst when he coined the phrase Generation Wuss to refer to those born after 1989. «Daily Mail, Sep 14»
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Maddow Calls Out 'Democratic Wuss-itude' on Airstrikes Against ISIS
Rachel Maddow made a rare daytime appearance on MSNBC Wednesday, sitting down with Ezra Klein, who was filling in for Alex Wagner, to talk about the ... «Mediaite, Aug 14»
10
5 Ways America Is Creating a Generation of Wimps
How did the toughest, most independent society since Sparta turn into a wuss factory full of people who've never had an adventure in their life outside of a video ... «Town Hall, Mar 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Wuss [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/wuss>. Oct 2020 ».
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