[ see-poos ]
/ ˈsi ˌpʊs /
a strong nearshore current resulting from the seaward flow of water, especially through a channel in a bar.
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Origin of sea puss
First recorded in 1645–55, Americanism in sense “brook;” alteration, by folk etymology, of earlier seapoose, from Unquachog (English spelling) seépus “river,” from unattested Proto-Algonquian si·po·wi (becoming Fox si·po·wi ) + diminutive suffix
Words nearby sea puss
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Apparently she was caught in a sea-puss and was still making no headway.Missing at Marshlands|Cleo Garis