Pussy-cat

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pussy-cat the silky catkin of various willows
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Quotations

  • Don Marquis
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    “Persian pussy from over the sea demure and lazy and smug and fat none of your ribbons and bells for me ours is the zest of the alley cat”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. poes, puss; Ir. and Gael. pus, a cat.

Usage

In literature:

It makes me wish I were a pussy cat, so that I could purr.
"Lady Betty Across the Water"
Pussy-cat said, "Mew," and Robin flew away.
"Harry's Ladder to Learning" by Anonymous
If I were a pussy-cat I should purr, for I feel that I am in my right place.
"Little Folks" by Various
THE OWL AND THE PUSSY-CAT.
"Graded Memory Selections" by Various
Pussy-cat said 'Mew,' and robin flew away.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
But the second sister was just like a pussy-cat; she loved comfort and the warm corners.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
She walked in a pussy-cat fashion which would have suggested to any one watching her a dark burden on her conscience.
"The Rose Garden Husband" by Margaret Widdemer
Maybe I'd have had a poor pussy cat wrapped about my neck before this if I'd been doing my act in a regular theater.
"The Radio Boys at the Sending Station" by Allen Chapman
Prince sat on his hind legs with delight and mewed like a pussy cat.
"The Lilac Fairy Book" by Andrew Lang
But what would little Nelly think of seeing her sister outside the window, asking to be let in, as their pussy cat often did?
"Dick and His Cat and Other Tales" by Various
They knew no more how to spin than did a couple of pussy-cats.
"Operas Every Child Should Know" by Mary Schell Hoke Bacon
Gravely appeared among them their sober old pussy cat.
"Harper's Young People, April 6, 1880" by Various
No pussy cat is a prouder, fonder mother than the ermine.
"Harper's Young People, May 25, 1880" by Various
When he is satisfied, he lies down and purrs as good-naturedly as a pussy cat, and looks you in the eyes with an unwinking stare.
"Our Young Folks at Home and Abroad" by Various
The beer's to brew, the bread's to bake, Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, don't be too late.
"Pinafore Palace" by Various
Why, they aren't half so contented as a common, everyday pussy-cat.
"Boys and Girls Bookshelf (Vol 2 of 17)" by Various
There is a Pussy Cat in the house.
"Birds Illustrated by Color Photograph [January, 1897]" by Various
Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, what did you there?
"Traditional Nursery Songs of England" by Various
Pussy-cat, pussy-cat, where have you been?
"Cole's Funny Picture Book No. 1" by Edward William Cole
Must find my cat-pussy.
"The Wide Awake Girls in Winsted" by Katharine Ellis Barrett
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In poetry:

Pussy-cat
What are vices?
Catching rats
And eating mices!
"Pussy-cat" by Spike Milligan
For there are cat-fish in our lake,
And I am filled with dread,
Lest Don should strike a pussy-fish
Upon its tender head.
"Womanly Qualms" by Ellis Parker Butler
Puss with a ribbon met pussy with none.
Who stopped for a friendly chat;
But the ribboned Pussy said coldly "Begone,
You common, insolent cat!
"Social Inequality" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Old Pussy-cat if he won't eat, he don't
feel good into his tum', old Pussy-cat.
He wants to have eaten.
Tremor, heaves, he sweaterings. He can't.
A dizzy swims of where is Henry at;
. . . somewhere streng verboten.
"Dream Song 49: Blind" by John Berryman
But hurried away in a twinkling
Down a dark and gloomy street,
Where daily the charm of her presence
Made the children's dreams more sweet;
Then Pussy Cat sprang as quick as magic!
One squeal (as I've heard the story tragic)
"Pussy Cat's Doing" by Clara Doty Bates
At Harvard & Yale must Pussy-cat be heard
in the dead of winter when we must be sad
and feel by the weather had.
Chrysanthemums crest, far way, in the Emperor's garden
and, whenever we are, we must beg always pardon
Pardon was the word.
"Dream Song 108: Sixteen below. Our care like stranded hulls" by John Berryman

In news:

Now this is very tolerant pussy cat.
A controversial commercial showing dare-devil cats skydiving has sparked an uproar from animal lovers who believed that the poor pussies were really flung out of planes.
Mary Lucia on tonight's Rock for Pussy IX, David Bowie, and "Cat People".
Domo (no last name needed) performed the Pussy Cat Dolls most famous hit 'Don't Cha ' — full with neck-snapping dance moves resurrected from the '90s.
In the new coffee table book Culo by Mazzucco, the former Pussy Cat Doll flashes her best asset along with dozens of other celebrities to celebrate the beauty of the female behind.
0 The marquee at the Pussy Cat Theatre in West Hollywood where the adult film "Deep Throat" was showing in 1973.
"This is not a reason to be fearful of pussy cats," he said.
Nicole Scherzinger is a fake who will do anything for fame, says one of her former Pussy Cat Doll band-mates, Star magazine exclusively reveals in their new issue.
Pussy cat gets blamed for owners fetish.
Domo (no last name needed) performed the Pussy Cat Dolls most famous hit 'Don't Cha' — full with neck-snapping dance moves resurrected from the '90s.
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