fusspot

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Etymology[edit]

fuss +‎ pot

Noun[edit]

fusspot (plural fusspots)

  1. (informal) A person who makes a fuss, particularly about trivial things.
    My teacher is such a fusspot, he marks us down for handwriting!

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fusspot (third-person singular simple present fusspots, present participle fusspotting, simple past and past participle fusspotted)

  1. (informal, intransitive) To make a fuss, particularly about trivial things.
    • 1999, Annie Caulfield, The Winners' Enclosure (page 67)
      I hadn't realised then that fusspotting about small details of social disorder was an Australian obsession.