from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A person regarded as weak or timid and especially as unmanly: "Cats are for wusses, dog men say” ( Laura Blumenfeld).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A weak or ineffectual person.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who is physically weak and ineffectual


Probably blend of wimp and pussy1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
1982, from earlier wussy (circa 1960), probably a blend of wimp and pussy. (Wiktionary)



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