- 1A cat (especially as a form of address): you naughty little puss!More example sentences
- While licking its claws, puss leaves a collection of the organism there, which in turn becomes yours when the cat scratches you.
- I sat next to puss on the couch again but Sam never left the door.
- This does not amuse either puss who associate feathered birds with fair game and dinner.
- 1.1A playful or coquettish girl or young woman: you old snuggle pussMore example sentences
- All the better for hearing that you're safe and well, puss.
- What made you think there's an intruder, puss?
- ‘Don't get all huffy, puss,’ Louis said gently.
early 16th century: probably from Middle Low German pūs (also pūskatte) or Dutch poes, of unknown origin.
- A person’s face or mouth.More example sentences
- There was nothing more exasperating than the snug puss of my Dublin work colleague as he entered the office the morning after.
- He had a right puss on him when he lifted it down off the stool.
- Everybody says she always had a puss on her face, and I always smiled.
late 19th century: from Irish pus 'lip, mouth'.