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English definition of “pussycat”

pussycat

noun uk   /ˈpʊs.i.kæt/ us  

pussycat noun (ANIMAL)

[C] (also pussy) child's word a cat: Look, Martha, a pussycat!

pussycat noun (PERSON)

[C usually singular] humorous someone who is surprisingly gentle: Mike likes to make out that he's tough, but he's a pussycat really.
(Definition of pussycat from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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