What is a Pussy?

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Why does the word pussy exist? Apparently, the word derives from the Latin term “pusillanimus,” meaning cowardly. First used in the sixteenth century, it was a term of endearment for women. The word didn’t become sexual until the nineteenth century, when pornography made it a controversial word. As a result, it is now used as a derogatory term.

Pussy is used to describe various parts of the female body, but the word actually originated from an affectionate term for a cat. In addition to the cat-name, “pussy” also has an etymology. It means “yucky yellow stuff” and is associated with sexual intercourse, which is an apt description. However, “pussy” isn’t used as an everyday word in American slang.