Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To move stealthily or cautiously.
  • intransitive v. Informal To act or proceed cautiously or timidly to avoid committing oneself.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To move silently, stealthily, or furtively.
  • v. To act timidly or cautiously.
  • v. To use euphemistic language or circumlocution.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. to go stealthily or furtively

Etymologies

From pussy (“feline”) +‎ foot; because of the light and careful tread of cats. (Wiktionary)

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