[pos-uh m] /ˈpɒs əm/
Australian. any of various phalangers, especially of the genus Trichosurus.
play possum, Informal.
an informal name for opossum (sense 1)
(Austral & NZ) Also called phalanger. any of various Australasian arboreal marsupials, such as Trichosurus vulpecula (brush-tailed phalanger), having dense fur and a long tail: family Phalangeridae
play possum, to pretend to be dead, ignorant, asleep, etc, in order to deceive an opponent
1610s, shortened form of opossum. Phrase play possum is first recorded 1822.
see: play possum
noun 1. a shrub, Ilex decidua, of the southeastern U.S., having leaves that are hairy on the upper surface and glossy, red fruit.
[pos-ee] /ˈpɒs i/ noun, plural possies. Australian. 1. . [pos-ee] /ˈpɒs i/ noun, Australian. 1. a job; . /ˈpɒzɪ/ noun 1. (Austral & NZ, informal) a place; position: if we’re early for the film we’ll get a good possie at the back
[pohst] /poʊst/ noun 1. a strong piece of timber, metal, or the like, set upright as a support, a point of attachment, a place for displaying notices, etc. 2. Furniture. one of the principal uprights of a piece of furniture, as one supporting a chair back or forming one corner of a chest of drawers. […]
[uh-bawr-shuh n] /əˈbɔr ʃən/ noun 1. Also called voluntary abortion. the removal of an embryo or fetus from the uterus in order to end a pregnancy. 2. any of various surgical methods for terminating a pregnancy, especially during the first six months. 3. Also called spontaneous abortion. (def 1). 4. an immature and nonviable fetus. […]