muss

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See also: Muss, müss, muß, and Muß

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Etymology 1[edit]

Related to mess (disorder).

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muss (third-person singular simple present musses, present participle mussing, simple past and past participle mussed)

  1. (transitive) To rumple, tousle or make (something) untidy.
    (Can we add an example for this sense?)
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muss (plural musses)

  1. A mess (disagreeable mixture or confusion of things; disorder)
  2. (obsolete) A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle.
    • 1607, William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
      Authority melts from me: of late, when I cried 'Ho!' like boys unto a muss, kings would start forth, and cry 'Your will?' Have you no ears? I am Antony yet.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Compare Middle English mus (a mouse). See mouse.

Noun[edit]

muss (plural musses)

  1. (obsolete) A term of endearment.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ben Jonson to this entry?)
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German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mʊs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʊs

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muss

  1. first/third-person singular present of müssen

Luxembourgish[edit]

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muss

  1. first/second/third-person singular present indicative of mussen