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Definition of pussyfoot verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pussyfoot

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsifʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsifʊt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pussyfoot
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsifʊt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsifʊt//
 
he / she / it pussyfoots
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsifʊts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsifʊts//
 
past simple pussyfooted
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsifʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsifʊtɪd//
 
past participle pussyfooted
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsifʊtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsifʊtɪd//
 
-ing form pussyfooting
BrE BrE//ˈpʊsifʊtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpʊsifʊtɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] pussyfoot (about/around) (informal, usually disapproving) to be careful or anxious about expressing your opinion in case you upset somebody I realized I could no longer pussyfoot around. I had to say what I really thought.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pussyfoot