puss in the corner

or pussy wants a corner

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noun

a parlor game for children in which one player in the middle of a room tries to occupy any of the positions along the walls that become vacant as other players dash across to exchange places at a signal.

Nearby words

  1. pushy,
  2. pusillanimity,
  3. pusillanimous,
  4. puskas,
  5. puss,
  6. puss moth,
  7. pussy,
  8. pussy willow,
  9. pussy-cat,
  10. pussy-toes

Origin of puss in the corner

First recorded in 1705–15

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