[poo s] /pʊs/
Informal. a girl or woman: often used as a form of affectionate address.
British. a hare.
[poo s] /pʊs/
She smacked him in the puss.
Shut your puss before I shut it for you.
an informal name for a cat1 (sense 1) See also pussy1 (sense 1)
(slang) a girl or woman
an informal name for a hare
(Irish) a gloomy or sullen expression
“cat,” 1520s, but probably much older than the record, perhaps imitative of the hissing sound commonly used to get a cat’s attention. A conventional name for a cat in Germanic languages and as far off as Afghanistan; it is the root of the principal word for “cat” in Rumanian (pisica) and secondary words in Lithuanian (puz), Low German (puus), Swedish dialect katte-pus, etc. Applied to a girl or woman from c.1600, originally in a negative sense, implying unpleasant cat-like qualities; but by mid-19c. in affectionate use.
“the face” (but sometimes, especially in pugilism slang, “the mouth”), 1890, slang, from Irish pus “lip, mouth.”
The face: one sock in the puss
glamour-puss, picklepuss, sourpuss
[1890+; fr Irish pus, ”lip, mouth”]
Excellent; wonderful; great, rad, tits
[1990s+; fr pussy]
[poo s] /pʊs/ noun 1. a cat. 2. Informal. a girl or woman: often used as a form of affectionate address. 3. British. a hare. [poo s] /pʊs/ noun, Slang. 1. face: She smacked him in the puss. 2. mouth: Shut your puss before I shut it for you. /pʊs/ noun 1. an informal name […]
[poo s-ee] /ˈpʊs i/ noun, plural pussies. 1. a cat, especially a kitten. 2. the game of tipcat. 3. the tapering piece of wood used in tipcat. [poo s-ee] /ˈpʊs i/ noun, plural pussies. Slang: Vulgar. 1. the vulva. 2. sexual intercourse with a woman. 3. Offensive. a woman regarded as a sex object. 4. […]
A French fairy tale from the collection of Charles Perrault. A cunning cat brings great fortune to its master, a poor young man. Through a series of deceptions managed by the cat, the young man becomes a lord and marries the king’s daughter.
- Puss moth
noun 1. a large pale prominent moth, Cerura vinula, whose larvae feed on willow and poplar, and are bright green with a masklike red head and claspers modified as “tails” that are protruded and raised in a state of alarm: family Notodontidae