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Topic: ANIMALS

Sense: 1, 3
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: PUSS1
Sense: 2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: puss 'female sex organs' (17-20 centuries), perhaps from Low German or a Scandinavian language.

pussy

noun
     
pus‧sy plural pussies [countable] informal
1 British EnglishHBADHP a cat - used especially by or to children
2 taboo a very offensive word meaning a woman's sex organs. Do not use this word.
3 American English not polite an offensive word for a man who is weak or not brave
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