pussy

1 of 4

noun (1)

plural pussies
1
: cat
2
: a catkin of the pussy willow

pussy

2 of 4

noun (2)

pus·​sy ˈpu̇-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio)
plural pussies
1
vulgar : vulva
2
a
b
vulgar : the female partner in sexual intercourse

pussy

3 of 4

adjective

pus·​sy ˈpə-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio)
pussier; pussiest
: full of or resembling pus
a pussy wound

pussy

4 of 4

noun (3)

pus·​sy ˈpu̇-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio)
plural pussies
slang
: a weak or cowardly man or boy : wimp, sissy

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

puss entry 1

Noun (2)

perhaps of Low German or Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse pūss pocket, pouch, Low German pūse vulva, Old English pusa bag

Noun (3)

short for pussycat

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1888, in the meaning defined above

Noun (3)

circa 1942, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pussy was in 1699

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Cite this Entry

“Pussy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pussy. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

pussy

noun
ˈpu̇s-ē
plural pussies
1
2
: a catkin of the pussy willow

Medical Definition

pussy

adjective
pus·​sy ˈpəs-ē How to pronounce pussy (audio)
pussier; pussiest
: full of or resembling pus
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