: a swirling or along shore undertow

Word History


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

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea puss was in 1839

Dictionary Entries Near sea puss

Cite this Entry

“Sea puss.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20puss. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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