sea puss

[poo s]

Origin of sea puss

1645–55, Americanism in sense “brook;” alteration, by folk etymology, of earlier seapoose < Unquachog (E spelling) seépus river < Proto-Algonquian *si·po·wi (> Fox si·po·wi) + diminutive suffix
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