I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1530 1. cat 2. girl II. noun Etymology: Irish pus mouth Date: circa 1890 slang face

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  • Puss — (p[.u]s), n. [Cf. D. poes, Ir. & Gael. pus.] 1. A cat; a fondling appellation. [1913 Webster] 2. A hare; so called by sportsmen. [1913 Webster] {Puss in the corner}, a game in which all the players but one occupy corners of a room, or certain… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puss — [pus] n BrE spoken [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from Middle Low German pus] used to talk to or call a cat American Equivalent: kitty ▪ Come here, puss, puss, puss! …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puss — [ pus ] noun count usually singular INFORMAL 1. ) a cat: Here puss, puss, puss! 2. ) your face or mouth …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Puss — has these meanings: * A slang and affectionate word for cat : see pussy * Puss moth, a species of moth and a type of aeroplane * Puss (Swedish music duo), formed in Stockholm in 2001 * Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, in the UK… …   Wikipedia

  • Puss — Puss  это музыкальный дуэт из Швеции, созданный в Стокгольме в 2001 году. Они играют живую битпоп музыку с помощью двух старых приставок Game Boy и программы Little Sound DJ. Название происходит от шведского слова «puss», которое можно перевести… …   Википедия

  • puss — puss; puss·ley; puss·ly; …   English syllables

  • puss — ► NOUN informal 1) a cat. 2) a coquettish girl or young woman: a glamour puss. ORIGIN probably from Low German p s or Dutch poes …   English terms dictionary

  • puss — • puss, slät, sugare • kyss • kyss, slät, sugare …   Svensk synonymlexikon

  • puss — n *face, countenance, visage, physiognomy, mug …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • puss — puss1 [poos] n. [orig. ? echoic of the spitting of a cat: akin to Du poes, Swed dial. pus, LowG puus, cat] 1. a cat: pet name or child s term 2. a girl or young woman: term of affection puss2 [poos] n. [< Irish pus, mouth] Slang ☆ 1 …   English World dictionary

  • puss —    Normally used to call a cat, but this word has been applied to girls and women since the seventeenth century. In third person reference or in direct address it is often coupled with words that imply slyness.    In The Heir of Redclyffe, by… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

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