Muss (?), n. [Cf. OF. mousche a fly, also, the play called muss, fr. L. musca a fly.]

A scramble, as when small objects are thrown down, to be taken by those who can seize them; a confused struggle.



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Muss, n.

A state of confusion or disorder; -- prob. variant of mess, but influenced by muss, a scramble.

[Colloq. U.S.]


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Muss, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mussed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Mussing.]

To disarrange, as clothing; to rumple.

[Colloq. U.S.] <-- often used with up = muss up -->


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Muss, n. [Cf. OE. mus a mouse. See Mouse.]

A term of endearment. [Obs.] See Mouse.

B. Jonson.


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