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wood pussy

noun Facetious.
  1. a skunk.
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Origin of wood pussy

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples

  • Of course there are difficulties, poetically, with the wood-pussy.

    The Face of the Fields

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • As nobody was present to see, of course I did not pick the wood-pussy up.

    The Face of the Fields

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • And even here you must not look for him, but go to church or visit the neighbors after dark and let the wood-pussy look for you.

    Wild Life Near Home

    Dallas Lore Sharp

  • You must go out to the outskirts, to the farms and pastures, if you would meet the wood-pussy.

    Wild Life Near Home

    Dallas Lore Sharp