Lacy Danes


Apr 2
2010
Sex Word Etymology: Pussy, Pussie, Puss: 17th Century

Sex Word Etymology for the word Pussy = Female Genitals.

Pussy, used as slang, is a word that originates from the 17th Century. The cat has long been associated with women. By the 17th Century the word Puss was used as a term of endearment for a woman. By the mid 17th Century people started using it as slang for the female genital.

This is one of my personal ack words. Blush. I have a hard time writing it and saying it. Grin.

Historic example: Aeneas, here’s a Health to thee, To Pusse and to good company.” ~Charles Cotton, Virgile Travestie, 1664.

The word pussie is now used of a woman.”~ Philip Stubbes, The Anatomie of Abuses, 1583

Example from my books:
Being Wicked~ Pg:37
“Grace.” He slid his knee between her thighs and up against the wall behind her. His hand on the paneled wall reached up and grabbed her chin. He turned her head to the side and forced her gaze to the door. “You see that door, Grace? You need to walk out it. You have never belonged with this set.” The heat of her pussy seeped through his silk pantaloons and dampened his thigh. God, if she didn’t leave, he would end up carrying her up the stairs and into his bed.

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Interesting eh? If you have other examples of the word Spend used historically or in current fiction please comment below with the line, author, and year/era and I will add them to my definitions.

This is the third of a once a month series on Sex Word Etymology that will occur on the 2nd of every month.

Enjoy,
Lacy.

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