pusslike

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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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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