pussy

noun (1)
\ ˈpu̇-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio) \
plural pussies

Definition of pussy

 (Entry 1 of 4)

1 : cat
2 : a catkin of the pussy willow

pussy

noun (2)
pus·​sy | \ ˈpu̇-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio) \
plural pussies

Definition of pussy (Entry 2 of 4)

1 vulgar : vulva
2a vulgar : sexual intercourse
b vulgar : the female partner in sexual intercourse

pussy

adjective
pus·​sy | \ ˈpə-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio) \
pussier; pussiest

Definition of pussy (Entry 3 of 4)

: full of or resembling pus a pussy wound

pussy

noun (3)
pus·​sy | \ ˈpu̇-sē How to pronounce pussy (audio) \
plural pussies

Definition of pussy (Entry 4 of 4)

slang
: a weak or cowardly man or boy : wimp, sissy

First Known Use of pussy

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

History and Etymology for pussy

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

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“Pussy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pussy. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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pussy

adjective
pus·​sy | \ ˈpəs-ē How to pronounce pussy (audio) \
pussier; pussiest

Medical Definition of pussy

: full of or resembling pus

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