Main definitions of puss in English

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puss1

Pronunciación /po͝os/ /pʊs/

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nombre

coloquial Britanico
  • 1An affectionate term for a cat.

    ‘dangly baubles can be too tantalizing for even the best behaved pusses’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Catfights also cause nasty abscesses that result in pain and trips to the vet for puss.’
    • ‘Even the mildest mannered little pooch or the purrfect pet puss will bite and scratch savagely when injured.’
    • ‘‘Ah, there you are, puss,’ the gentleman said in a pinched voice, his attention on Croft.’
    • ‘A pretty puss Sophie came second in a beautiful pet competition - despite being dead.’
    feline
  • 2A playful or coquettish girl or young woman.

    ‘you are an impudent puss, Miss Alice’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘‘Don't worry, puss,’ he said, heading out of the room.’
    • ‘‘You're getting me into trouble, puss,’ Louis would say reproachfully.’

Origen

Early 16th century probably from Middle Low German pūs (also pūskatte) or Dutch poes, of unknown origin.

Main definitions of puss in English

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puss2

Pronunciación /po͝os/ /pʊs/

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inglés de Irlanda, Scottish
  • A person's face or mouth.

    ‘they hush up with little smiles on their pusses’
    • ‘look at the long puss on him—you'd think he'd be happy for his brother’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In any case, after looking at his smug puss for an hour or so, I'm far more likely to pass on the son and vote for the parents.’
    • ‘As for Specter - we're sick to death of seeing his puss.’
    face, features, physiognomy, profile

Origen

Late 19th century from Irish pus ‘lip, mouth’.