What does Wuss mean?

Wuss equals Wimp

Being called a ‘Wuss’ implies that you are either physically or mentally weak. It’s a harsh word, often used to mock or goad someone into doing something they might not want to do.

For example, if someone is trying to pressure you into doing something, they might say, “Don’t be a wuss.” Alternatively, they might accuse you of “wussing out” if you decline.

Interestingly, ‘Wuss’ can also be used as an adjective. If someone is behaving in a way that seems cowardly, you might hear someone say they’re being “wussy”.

Remember, ‘Wuss’ is not a friendly term. If someone uses it, they’re not complimenting you. It’s a derogatory word, intended to make the person it’s directed at feel small or weak.

Example for using ‘Wuss’ in a conversation

Hey, are you coming to the party tonight?

Nah, I’m not really into parties. They’re too loud and crowded for me.

Come on, don’t be a wuss! It’s gonna be a blast. You’ll have fun!

I know, but I just don’t feel comfortable in those situations. I’d rather stay home.