puss
Pronunciation Noun

puss (plural pusses)

  1. (informal, often as a term of address) A cat.
    Our local theatre is showing Puss in Boots.
    Come here, puss! I've got some milk for you.
  2. (dated, affectionate) A girl or young woman, or any child.
  3. (dated, hunting) A hare.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling. In Six Volumes, volume (please specify ), London: Printed by A[ndrew] Millar, […], OCLC 928184292 ↗:
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      He then began to beat about, in the same language and in the same manner as if he had been beating for a hare; and at last cried out, "Soho! Puss is not far off. Here's her form, upon my soul; I believe I may cry stole away."
  4. (vulgar, slang) The vulva (female genitalia).
  5. (vulgar, slang, chiefly North America) A coward; a wuss; someone who is unable to stand up for him- or herself.
Synonyms Related terms Noun

puss (plural pusses)

  1. (slang) The mouth.
    She gave him a slap in the puss.
    • 1991, New York Magazine (volume 24, number 21, page 62)
      Hubbert has a rasping voice and a razory laugh, and he's busy and theatrical in the worst way — a noisy performing pro with whirlwind arms and a saturnine puss.
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