Informal. a girl or woman: often used as a form of affectionate address.
British. a hare.
- pusslike, adjective
- pus, puss
Other definitions for puss (2 of 2)
face: She smacked him in the puss.
mouth: Shut your puss before I shut it for you.
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How to use puss in a sentence
This suggests that when a pet plays with its leaves, both the plant and puss will get an insect-repelling benefit.Catnip’s insect-repelling powers grow as Puss chews on it | Anil Oza | July 21, 2022 | Science News For Students
Years go by and the family survive the pandemic, only to discover that they lack the extra nostrils and yellow puss developed by those exposed to the illness which are needed to re-enter the real world.How China's Fiction Writers Have Learned to Survive Its Politics | Megan Walsh | February 10, 2022 | Time
In other words, in his second term, President Obama needs to kick Richard Nixon right square in the puss.Obama Has Already Quietly Begun Revising the Government’s War on Drugs | James Higdon | July 5, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
There also was no hesitation to get down and dirty again with puss in Boots.
On others, he will be the voice of the delightful animated cat in puss in Boots, whom everyone loves from the Shrek movies.
The Spanish star plays a sociopath in his cinematic reunion with Pedro Almodóvar—and a Casanova feline in puss in Boots.
Without warning, he reenacts a love scene from the beginning of the movie, using puss's Castilian Spanish accent, and cracks up.
And now naughty puss had run off, and she would come back, perhaps, with the new ribbon all rumpled and soiled.The Nursery, November 1881, Vol. XXX | Various
Then more seriously, he added: I am afraid we shall have to wait until your birthday really comes round, puss.Those Dale Girls | Frank Weston Carruth
And pulling out her puss, she showed a sovrin, a good heap of silver, and an odd-looking little coin.Memoirs of Mr. Charles J. Yellowplush | William Makepeace Thackeray
A young and active puss instantly seized it and ran away with her prize, with all the other cats after her.The Animal Story Book | Various
Whether ‘puss’ understood this speech or not, she had certainly settled the question in her own way, and very quickly.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado | Frank Aubrey
British Dictionary definitions for puss (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for puss (2 of 2)
Irish a gloomy or sullen expression
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