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pussyfoot

Syllabification: pus·sy·foot
Pronunciation: /ˈpo͝osēˌfo͝ot
 
/

Definition of pussyfoot in English:

verb

[no object]
1Act in a cautious or noncommittal way: I realized I could no longer pussyfoot around
More example sentences
  • Mr Blair may want to pussyfoot around this issue, but I don't.
  • ‘Tell me we're not going to pussyfoot around when we get in there,’ he says.
  • Don't pussyfoot around with vague terms like hang out.
1.1Move stealthily or warily: they make a great show of pussyfooting through the greenery
More example sentences
  • You've been pussyfooting around all week long about some secret you have.
  • It is not about pussyfooting in the dark nor is it about throwing stones while hiding the hand.

Derivatives

pussyfooter

1
Pronunciation: /-ˌfo͞otər/
noun
Example sentences
  • Agnew, on the other hand, is the guy who gave us ‘nattering nabobs of negativity,’ and ‘pusillanimous pussyfooters.’
  • Careful Mr CB - remember, he's ‘hardcore’ and we're just ‘pussyfooters’.

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