Definition of pussyfoot
1 : to tread or move warily or stealthily
2 : to refrain from committing oneself
Examples of pussyfoot in a sentence
He should stop pussyfooting and tell us what he wants to do.
politicians who try to pussyfoot around hot-button issues
First Known Use of pussyfoot
PUSSYFOOT Defined for English Language Learners
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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