pussy

Definitions

  • I love little Pussy
    I love little Pussy
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj pussy containing pus "a purulent wound"
    • n pussy informal terms referring to a domestic cat
    • n pussy obscene terms for female genitals
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A kitten sits up on its haunches, looking up at a branch of pussy willow A kitten sits up on its haunches, looking up at a branch of pussy willow
PUSSY'S GRAVE PUSSY'S GRAVE
Pussy Before the fire Pussy Before the fire

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Pussy A catkin of the pussy willow.
    • Pussy A pet name for a cat; also, an endearing name for a girl.
    • a Pussy See Pursy.
    • Pussy The game of tipcat; -- also called pussy cat.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n pussy A diminutive of puss.
    • pussy Filled with pus.
    • pussy A dialectal form of pursy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pussy a dim. of puss—also Puss′y-cat
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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”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Their real names roggenfelder but they changed it, the crafty bastards. We Are Change confronted him and exposed him. He ran away like a BIG PUSSY EVIL PENGUIN. ”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Dim. of puss,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Dut. poes, puss; Ir. and Gael. pus, a cat.

Usage

In literature:

But pussy was much spryer than the old man, and the audience knew she had not touched a grape.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
The children were all sorry to lose Nora and Pussy Gray.
"A Little Girl of Long Ago" by Amanda Millie Douglas
It ended in our having to bring poor old Pussy with us as chaperon.
"Lalage's Lovers" by George A. Birmingham
She blush'd, and, turning pussy-cat about, Said, "Pussy, tell him 'yes'"; her foot was in it!
"The Book of Humorous Verse" by Various
Just pussy-cat him a little; and then he looks as if he'd take any amount of advice.
"In Blue Creek Cañon" by Anna Chapin Ray
What a naughty boy was that To drown poor pussy cat!
"A History of Nursery Rhymes" by Percy B. Green
What Anketam did not and could not know was the fact that the Invaders were growing tired of pussy-footing around.
"The Destroyers" by Gordon Randall Garrett
But Emmy Lou, remembering c-a-t, Pussy, shook her head.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
We have had one or two beautiful days, the pussy-willows are beginning to come out, and primroses everywhere.
"'My Beloved Poilus'" by Anonymous
Little Robin chirp'd and sang, and what did Pussy say?
"Harry's Ladder to Learning" by Anonymous
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In poetry:

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
And she sat knitting by the fire
While pussy frolicked at her feet;
And ever roared the tempest higher,
And ever harder the hailstones beat.
"Fido" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Knit, knit, knit, knit!
See old white-capped Pussy sit,
Fairly gray with worry and care,
In her little straight-backed rocking-chair?
Knit, knit, knit,
Till she is tired of it!
"The Three Little Kittens" by Clara Doty Bates
They told how the daisies and buttercups yellow,
Marked where the feet of the swift hours trod;
When fickle they fled from the pussy-willow,
To the newer love of the golden rod.
"In The Meadow" by Ella Fraser Weller
But shut up awr pussy, an heed what aw say;
Yo mun keep a sharp eye or shoo'll chait us;
Ah if shoo sees th' mother shoo'll kill it! An pray
What mun become o' these poor helpless crayturs?
"Did Yo Ivver!" by John Hartley
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

In news:

William Basinski, The Make-Up, Harry Pussy, and more.
San Antonio ceramics artist Wesley Harvey at Joan Grona Gallery with his sculptural piece "pussy pie," part of the exhibition "Afternoon Delights.
The Russian feminist punk collective Pussy Riot has received praise from artists including Björk, Madonna, Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Pussy Riot lauds Green Day, Madonna in video.
Russians divided on Pussy Riot jail term.
Pussy Riot member asks for solitary confinement .
However we don't throw ourselves on the ground in public and cry like a pussy.
Pussy Riot gets jail time, Iron Man injured.
One of three jailed Pussy Rioters gets released.
One Member of Pussy Riot Freed.
Pussy Riot Still in Jail After Postponed Appeal.
Pussy Riot Gives Us Permission to Find Them Hot.
Here Is Pussy Riot's Thank-You Video.
Three members of Pussy Riot are on trial, facing a potential seven-year sentence.
Court bans video of Pussy Riot's performance.
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