muss

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See also: Muss, müss, muß, and Muß

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Related to mess (disorder).

Verb[edit]

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.
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Noun[edit]

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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
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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

Verb[edit]

muss

  1. First-person singular present of müssen.
  2. Third-person singular present of müssen.

Luxembourgish[edit]

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muss

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