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pussy-cat

n.

also pussycat, 1773, from pussy (n.1) + cat (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • Just pussy-cat him a little; and then he looks as if he'd take any amount of advice.

    In Blue Creek Caon Anna Chapin Ray
  • I wish I was a pussy-cat, mamma, so I could have four yubber boots!

    Aunt Madge's Story Sophie May
  • In the first place, I am tired of your ways, my 'pussy-cat.'

    The Clique of Gold Emile Gaboriau
  • pussy-cat high, pussy-cat low, pussy-cat was a fine teazer of tow.

    Rhymes Old and New M.E.S. Wright
  • pussy-cat she came into a barn, With her bagpipes under her arm.

    Rhymes Old and New M.E.S. Wright
  • If it lay down, like yours or like pussy-cat's, it would get into an awful mess!

  • And in this house there's Mrs. Boam, and Jenny, and the pussy-cat.

    Boy Woodburn Alfred Ollivant
  • Who was "the only person who really mattered" to her—the person who wasn't a pussy-cat?

    The Real Adventure

    Henry Kitchell Webster
  • The little Countess laughed and shook her head, until the diamond eyes in the pussy-cat mask danced with a thousand reflections.

    Miss Hildreth, Volume 3 of 3 Augusta de Grasse Stevens
  • Once upon a time there was a pussy-cat called Ribby, who invited a little dog called Duchess, to tea.

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