Lucy from Charles Schultz's Peanuts strip is often described as a 'fussbudget', for example here: 'Lucy: Fussbudget to Feminist'. What is a British English equivalent to 'fussbudget'?


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Fussbudget noun US informal, old-fashioned.

(UK fusspot)

a person who is often not satisfied and complains about things that are not important: "I can't eat this meat - it's too tough." "Stop being such a fussbudget and eat your dinner!"

(Cambridge Dictionary)

Fussbox is another AmE variant:

(Southeastern U.S.)

a fussy or needlessly fault-finding person Also called: fussbudget

(Collins Dictionary)

  • I have tried to edit this to the correct format and quotation from Cambridge Dictionary but failed. Anyone else care to try?
    – Anton
    Commented Feb 6, 2021 at 22:03

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