[ poos-ee ]
/ ˈpʊs i /
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noun, plural puss·ies.
Informal. a cat, especially a kitten.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a timid, passive person, especially a man.
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Origin of pussy

First recorded in 1560–70; puss1 + -y2

Other definitions for pussy (2 of 3)

[ poos-ee ]
/ ˈpʊs i /

noun, plural pus·sies.Slang: Vulgar.
the vulva.
sexual intercourse with a woman.
Disparaging and Offensive. women collectively, regarded as sex objects.

Origin of pussy

First recorded in 1690–1700; perhaps from Dutch poesje, a diminutive of poes “cat; vulva,” akin to Low German pūse “vulva,” Old English pusa “bag”; perhaps directly from pussy1; see also purse

Other definitions for pussy (3 of 3)

[ puhs-ee ]
/ ˈpʌs i /

adjective, pus·si·er, pus·si·est.Medicine/Medical.

Origin of pussy

First recorded in 1885–90; pus + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for pussy (1 of 2)

/ (ˈpʊsɪ) /

noun plural pussies
Also called: puss, pussycat (ˈpʊsɪˌkæt) an informal name for a cat 1
a furry catkin, esp that of the pussy willow
a rare word for tipcat
taboo, slang the female pudenda
taboo, slang a woman considered as a sexual object
taboo, slang, mainly US an ineffectual or timid person

Word Origin for pussy

C18: from puss 1

usage for pussy

Though possibly not quite as taboo for most people as the c… word, many still consider this item out of bounds in normal conversation and writing

British Dictionary definitions for pussy (2 of 2)

/ (ˈpʌsɪ) /

adjective -sier or -siest
containing pus
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Medical definitions for pussy

[ pŭsē ]

Containing or resembling pus.
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