pussycat

[ poo s-ee-kat ]
/ ˈpʊs iˌkæt /

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. pussy willow,
  2. pussy-cat,
  3. pussy-toes,
  4. pussy-whip,
  5. pussy-willow,
  6. pussyfoot,
  7. pustulant,
  8. pustular,
  9. pustulate,
  10. pustulation

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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