pussyfoot

verb pussy·foot \ ˈpu̇-sē-ˌfu̇t \

Definition of pussyfoot

intransitive verb
1 :to tread or move warily or stealthily
2 :to refrain from committing oneself

pussyfooter

noun

Examples of pussyfoot in a Sentence

  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


PUSSYFOOT Defined for English Language Learners

pussyfoot

verb

Definition of pussyfoot for English Language Learners

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



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