pussy

Pussy can be an affectionate term for a kitty-cat, a dirty word for a woman’s private parts, or an adjective that describes something that contains pus — that oozing yellow stuff that comes out of a cut.

You might have heard your elderly neighbor refer to her cat as a "pussycat." And in her most tender moments, you might have heard her in the yard, saying, “Here, pussy-pussy.” That’s because pussy is another word for cat. It’s also a word for a woman’s genitals. Generally, it’s considered offensive when it refers to a woman’s body. It’s probably not a word you should say to your math teacher or your mother. Unless you’re talking about the neighbor’s cat.

Definitions of pussy
  1. noun
    informal terms referring to a domestic cat
    synonyms: kitty, kitty-cat, puss, pussycat
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    type of:
    Felis catus, Felis domesticus, domestic cat, house cat
    any domesticated member of the genus Felis
  2. noun
    obscene terms for female genitals
  3. adjective
    containing pus
    synonyms: purulent
    infected, septic
    containing or resulting from disease-causing organisms
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