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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PUSS

Why couldn't he ask me how I felt or pull my ear and say "Hello, Puss?"

Here is a recipe for very nice Graham bread for Puss Hunter.

I wish Puss Hunter, if she tries it, would tell me if she has success.

Puss no sooner perceived this, but he fell upon him, and ate him up.

Puss had no sooner been liberated than she bounded out at the open door.

There, near a bubbling spring, Puss had hidden since daybreak.

But, ultimately, they were baffled, and Puss made good her escape.

He was not a common cat, but, as we afterward discovered, a Russian puss.

I have been tormented all this morning by puss, who has had four or five fits.

The dog was slipped, and they perceived at once that puss was at a disadvantage.

WORD ORIGIN

"cat," 1520s, but probably much older than the record, perhaps imitative of the hissing sound commonly used to get a cat's attention. A conventional name for a cat in Germanic languages and as far off as Afghanistan; it is the root of the principal word for "cat" in Rumanian (pisica) and secondary words in Lithuanian (puz), Low German (puus), Swedish dialect katte-pus, etc. Applied to a girl or woman from c.1600, originally in a negative sense, implying unpleasant cat-like qualities; but by mid-19c. in affectionate use.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PUSS

cat

nounfeline animal, sometimes a pet

cunt

nounvagina or woman (used offensively)
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