Synonyms for pussies

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And how brief was the lease of life accorded to the Didunculus, when once the "Pussies" found their way to the little Samoa isles!

WORD ORIGIN

"cat," 1726, diminutive of puss (n.1), also used of a rabbit (1715). As a term of endearment for a girl or woman, from 1580s (also used of effeminate men). To play pussy was World War II RAF slang for "to take advantage of cloud cover, jumping from cloud to cloud to shadow a potential victim or avoid recognition."