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Definition of puss noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    puss

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//pʊs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//pʊs//
     
     
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  1. 1(especially British English) used when you are calling or talking to a cat Where are you, puss?
  2. 2(informal, especially North American English) a person’s face or mouth
  3. Word Origin early 16th cent.: probably from Middle Low German pūs (also pūskatte) or Dutch poes, of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: puss

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