pussycat

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noun pussy·cat \ˈpu̇-sē-ˌkat\

Definition of pussycat

  1. 1 :  cat

  2. 2 :  one that is weak, compliant, or amiable :  softy

Examples of pussycat in a sentence

  1. He looks tough, but he's really a pussycat.

  2. oh, look at the cute little pussycat, kids

1698

First Known Use of pussycat

1698


PUSSYCAT Defined for English Language Learners

pussycat

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noun pussy·cat \ˈpu̇-sē-ˌkat\

Definition of pussycat for English Language Learners

  • : a cat or kitten

  • : a person who has a kind and gentle nature



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