- a cat; pussy.
- Informal. a person or thing not at all threatening: a pussycat underneath all his gruffness.
Origin of pussycat
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Examples from the Web for pussycat
Aidy and I wanted to do an all-girl music video, in the style of Pussycat Dolls.'SNL' Star Kate McKinnon's Big, 'Awesome,' Emmy-Nominated Year
August 19, 2014
Whoever did what Luka Magnotta is accused of doing makes the Causeway Cannibal look like a pussycat.Canada’s 'Cannibal Killer:' Early Reports Warned About Luka Magnotta
June 4, 2012
Nicole Scherzinger is a two-time reality-show winner and former lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls.
She ditched her folksy new sound for irresistible pop tunes and the scantily clad look of The Pussycat Dolls.
My good friend and a member of the Yale Corporation, Calvin Trillin, managed to convince President Levin that I was a pussycat.Yale's Conspiracy of Silence
April 24, 2009
Papa was the Pussycat and she was the little mouse in her hole under the bed-clothes.Life and Death of Harriett Frean
"I noticed the Owl and the Pussycat moored at the pier as we came by," he said.Horace Chase
Constance Fenimore Woolson
Thus the tiger has converted the man, in his own mind, to a state as nerveless as the pussycat's.Autobiography of a YOGI
He's got a head on him like an observation balloon and a tongue that feels like a pussycat's back.Torchy As A Pa
- an informal or child's name for a cat 1 (def. 1)
- British informal an endearing or gentle person
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