Puss definition

po͝os
The human face.
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The face.
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(offensive slang) A man regarded as weak, timid, or unmanly.
noun
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A girl or young woman. Often used as a term of endearment.
noun
17
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A domesticated cat.
noun
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A cat.
noun
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The mouth.
noun
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The mouth.
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Puss is a term for a cat or young woman, or for the face, particularly the mouth.

An example of a puss is a kitten.

An example of a sour puss is a sour expression on the face.

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(old-fashioned) A girl or young woman.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
puss
Plural:
pusses

Origin of puss

  • Akin to Dutch poes Middle Low German pūse cat probably ultimately imitative of calls used to attract cats

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Irish Gaelic pus mouth from Middle Irish bus lip

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition