Definition of pussyfoot:
Synonyms for pussyfoot:
swipe, lift, lurk, hook, gumshoe, skulk, mooch, dodge, shirk, hedge, delay, clear, hedge, creep, shuffle, slide, procrastinate, glide, evade, fawn, move, wait around, cower, slip, purloin, sit on, hesitate, fudge, prowl, grovel, wait, slink, abstract, temporize, euphemize, hold off, sidestep, equivocate, mouse, weasel, sneak, steal, put off, cabbage, snarf, pilfer, nobble, tergiversate, pinch, waffle, filch, cringe, avoid, snake, crawl, play for time.
- "Rootabaga Stories", Carl Sandburg.
It mattered little to William Johnson that error seemed to dog his footsteps; that he had " deduced" a famous pussyfoot admiral as a comedian addicted to drink; a lord, with a ten century lineage, as a man selling something or other; a Cabinet Minister as a company promoter in the worst sense of the term; nothing could damp his zeal.- "Malcolm Sage, Detective", Herbert George Jenkins.
- "Fifty-One Years of Victorian Life", Margaret Elizabeth Leigh Child-Villiers, Countess of Jersey.