puss

1 of 2

noun (1)

1
: cat
2
: girl

puss

2 of 2

noun (2)

slang
: face

Examples of puss in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Noun
This simple request is neglected when Doug passes out in the hallway upon watching Yasuda and his sister receive a face full of puss from a relieved abscess. Lincee Ray, EW.com, 4 Apr. 2024 Given the profusion of little pusses, why was the North African wildcat the one to give rise to our household companions? Jonathan Losos, Discover Magazine, 10 Aug. 2023 If these bumps are filled with puss, then it is called milaria pustulosa. Josie Goodrich, USA TODAY, 6 Aug. 2023 After all, short of a serious sour puss, who doesn't like to laugh? Jill Gleeson, Country Living, 20 June 2023 Symptoms of the bubonic plague often included large, swollen lymph nodes that oozed puss. Monica Cull, Discover Magazine, 31 Mar. 2023 Even some weird puss coming out of my eye. Julie Mazziotta, PEOPLE.com, 13 July 2021 Between the 1790s and early 1800s, scientist Edward Jenner used puss from cows infected with smallpox to inject under people’s skin and thus protect them from the disease. Kylie Logan, Fortune, 1 Nov. 2021 That person on your list who’s all about their precious puss? Christina Vercelletto, CNN Underscored, 20 Nov. 2020

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

origin unknown

Noun (2)

Irish pus mouth

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of puss was in 1598

Cite this Entry

“Puss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puss. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

puss

1 of 2 noun

puss

2 of 2 noun
Etymology

Noun

origin unknown

Noun

from Irish pus "mouth"

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