pussycat

pussycat

[poos-ee-kat]
noun
1.
a cat; pussy.
2.
Informal. a person or thing not at all threatening: a pussycat underneath all his gruffness.

Origin:
1795–1805; pussy1 + cat1

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pussycat (ˈpʊsɪˌkæt)
 
n
1.  an informal or child's name for a cat
2.  informal (Brit) an endearing or gentle person

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