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pussycat

[ poos-ee-kat ]
/ ˈpʊs iˌkæt /
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noun

a cat; pussy.
Informal. a person or thing not at all threatening: a pussycat underneath all his gruffness.

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Origin of pussycat

First recorded in 1795–1805; pussy1 + cat
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British Dictionary definitions for pussycat

pussycat
/ (ˈpʊsɪˌkæt) /

noun

an informal or child's name for a cat 1 (def. 1)
British informal an endearing or gentle person
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