puss

1 [poos]
noun
1.
a cat.
2.
Informal. a girl or woman: often used as a form of affectionate address.
3.
British. a hare.

Origin:
1520–30; akin to Dutch poes, Low German puus-katte, dialectal Swedish kattepus, Norwegian puse(kat)

pusslike, adjective
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puss

2 [poos]
noun Slang.
1.
face: She smacked him in the puss.
2.
mouth: Shut your puss before I shut it for you.

Origin:
1880–85; < Irish pus lip, mouth

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puss1 (pʊs)
 
n
1.  an informal name for a cat See also pussy
2.  slang a girl or woman
3.  an informal name for a hare
 
[C16: related to Middle Low German pūs, Dutch poes, Lithuanian puz]

puss2 (pʊs)
 
n
1.  the face
2.  (Irish) a gloomy or sullen expression
 
[C17: from Irish pus]

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puss
"cat," 1530, 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 Gmc. languages and as far off as Afghanistan; it is the root of the principal word for "cat" in Romanian (pisica) and secondary words in
Lith. (puz), Low Ger. (puus), Swed. dial. katte-pus, etc.

puss
"the face," 1890, slang, from Ir. pus "lip, mouth."
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puss definition

[pʊs]
  1. n.
    the face. : I ought to poke you right in the puss!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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Example sentences
Naturally, she is far more drawn to his imported puss.
She was supposed to be a brainy television anchor, not some glamour puss whose job depended on her looks.
And he said that it was written about the oozing of puss in his back and all that.
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