wussy (1977)

Benjamin Zimmer bgzimmer at RCI.RUTGERS.EDU
Fri Aug 12 16:59:32 UTC 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:41:22 -0500, Mullins, Bill
<Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL> wrote:

> wuss (v)
[snip cites for "wuss out" from 1992-95]

1985 _S.F. Chronicle_ 24 Mar. 22 (Factiva) I was just about to get your
column in a real newspaper when you wussed out on us and scratched "bimbo"
from your vocabulary.

>wussified, wussify
[snip cites from 1999]

1992 _What makes a better ST episode?_ in _rec.arts.startrek.misc_ (Usenet
newsgroup), 23 Apr., Poor Worf, he's become the first wussified Klingon in
existance, relegated to being a comic foil.

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