Pronunciation Noun

wuss (plural wusses)

  1. (slang) A weak, ineffectual, cowardly, or timid person.
    • 1976, Univ. N. Carolina, Chapel Hill, Campus Slang typescript
      Nov. 6 Come on you wuss, hit a basket..! John's a wuss.''
    • 1982, Cameron Crowe, Fast Times At Ridgemont High (Screenplay)
      Mike Damone: You are a wuss: part wimp, and part pussy''
    • 1995, Rob Huizenga, You're Okay, It's Just a Bruise [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0312136277&id=4BGaoXg41DQC&pg=RA7-PA120&lpg=RA7-PA120&ots=IqeAFmjNNh&dq=%22a+wuss%22+date:1500-2000&sig=nmgkh4IAPBEmMbhmqrzN4AHBxJ8 Page 120]
      ...if you got a reputation as a wuss around the league, nobody else would ever even trade for you, or pick you up if you got cut.
    • 2003, Andrea P. Roberts, Uncovered: 20 Hints for Men from a Bisexual Woman [http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN0595299695&id=y9RV0SokpTYC&pg=PA7&lpg=PA7&ots=9nbN829ddA&dq=%22be+a+wuss%22+date:2002-2003&sig=vwtMvt2vx5mHHh6qJwOQ6-xEe9I Page 7]
      And finally, don't be a wuss. Have a rich-man's attitude. Men who have money are generally confident and assertive.
    • 2003, Marc J. Soares, 100 Hikes in Yosemite National Park Page 21 ↗
      ...stop, study the map, and wait for the others. It's better to be a wuss than a stud.
Synonyms Translations Verb

wuss (wusses, present participle wussing; past and past participle wussed)

  1. Only used in wuss out#English|wuss out

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