Definition of fusspot in English:



  • A fussy person.

    • ‘This works amazingly for vegans, lactose intolerants, and sundry fusspots.’
    • ‘Mine is a fusspot round the house and is obsessed with things being ironed correctly!’
    • ‘The main difference is that you brood while he bumbles, but that's a footnote for fusspots.’
    • ‘As the chairman of the National Radiological Protection Board, he is in a sense a professional fusspot, paid to be wary.’
    • ‘It is not beyond the realms that within a generation or two punctuation (not to mention spelling) will be regarded as the old-fashioned preserve of fusspots who have no idea how to communicate clearly.’
    • ‘Josh is no fusspot about what Val wears as long as she's there, but Val just likes to look nice for the sake of looking nice.’
    • ‘I'm also working on a magnum opus, attacking poetry at every level of the class structure from the ghetto to poetry slams on up to the Library of Congress fusspots.’
    • ‘They used to be called fitters, and conjured up images of fusspots, who toiled away in dark workshops designing and constructing oil-covered dirty machines for industry.’
    • ‘The old fusspot doesn't want a single spot in front of the pub.’
    • ‘The power to discriminate makes Virgo the sign of the food fusspot, the nutritionist and the restaurant critic.’
    • ‘However, she is played as such a little fusspot and gossip that she injects the women's scenes with a lot of humour.’
    • ‘As a game it can be a hoot, but there are occasions when it becomes no laughing matter, usually when some fusspot with a bad dress sense decides to invoke a screamingly ridiculous rule instead of concentrating on his short game.’
    • ‘Dictators are often fusspots about food, and Mussolini, like Hitler, was one.’
    • ‘It is no place for people who can't handle the occasional snoot full of dust or worse, or for fusspots who must work and stay clean at the same time.’
    • ‘Well, we have words for people like that: nitpickers, fusspots, pettifoggers.’
    • ‘She complains that Toby is a fusspot and that no one seems to trust her.’
    • ‘Big and burly bouncers guard the entrance and are fusspots (a rarity in Valencia), so make sure you are dressed to kill.’
    • ‘‘Of course I'll be alright, fusspot,’ she said teasingly.’
    • ‘The fusspot in me appreciates the fusspot in him.’
    • ‘Then again, since it is the function and duty of a magazine to report newsworthy happenings as fully as possible, they cannot hold back some information because some fusspots might think that it is not in the public interest.’
    fussy person, worrier, perfectionist, stickler, grumbler
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