verb (used without object)
to go or move in a stealthy or cautious manner.
to act cautiously or timidly, as if afraid to commit oneself on a point at issue.
noun, plural pussyfoots.
a person with a catlike, or soft and stealthy, tread.
Chiefly British. a teetotaler or prohibitionist.
2. hedge, dodge, sidestep, straddle.