pussyfoot


pussy·foot

verb \ˈp-sē-ˌft\

: to avoid making a definite decision or stating a definite opinion because of fear, doubt, etc.

Full Definition of PUSSYFOOT

intransitive verb
1
:  to tread or move warily or stealthily
2
:  to refrain from committing oneself
pussy·foot·er noun

Examples of PUSSYFOOT

  1. He should stop pussyfooting and tell us what he wants to do.
  2. <politicians who try to pussyfoot around hot-button issues>

First Known Use of PUSSYFOOT

1903

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