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Meaning of pussyfoot

puss•y•foot

Pronunciation: (poos'ē-foot"), [key]
— v., n., pl. -foots.
—v.i.
  1. to go or move in a stealthy or cautious manner.
  2. to act cautiously or timidly, as if afraid to commit oneself on a point at issue.
—n.
  1. a person with a catlike, or soft and stealthy, tread.
  2. a teetotaler or prohibitionist.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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