sea puss

noun
\ˈsē-ˌpu̇s \

Definition of sea puss 

: a swirling or along shore undertow

First Known Use of sea puss

1842, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sea puss

alteration of dialect seapoose tidal stream, from Unquachog (Algonquian language of Long Island, New York) seépus river

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