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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. a state of confusion and disorderliness;
- Example: "the house was a mess"
- Example: "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed"
[syn: mess, messiness, muss, mussiness]


VERB (1)

1. make messy or untidy;
- Example: "the child mussed up my hair"
[syn: muss, tussle]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muss \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. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muss \Muss\, n. A state of confusion or disorder; -- prob. variant of mess, but influenced by muss, a scramble. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muss \Muss\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Mussed; p. pr. & vb. n. Mussing.] To disarrange, as clothing; to rumple; -- often used with up; as, the wind mussed up my hair. [Colloq. U.S.] [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Muss \Muss\, n. [Cf. OE. mus a mouse. See Mouse.] A term of endearment. [Obs.] See Mouse. --B. Jonson. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

muss n 1: a state of confusion and disorderliness; "the house was a mess"; "she smoothed the mussiness of the bed" [syn: mess, messiness, muss, mussiness] v 1: make messy or untidy; "the child mussed up my hair" [syn: muss, tussle]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

33 Moby Thesaurus words for "muss": botch, botchery, broil, clutter, derange, disarrange, disarray, dishevel, dislocate, disorder, disorganize, donnybrook, fracas, fray, free-for-all, hash, knock-down-and-drag-out, litter, melee, mess, mess up, misarrange, mix-up, muddle, mull, muss up, ruction, ruffle, rumple, scatter, set-to, shambles, tousle




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