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victoriousvocabulary:

PUSSYFOOT

[verb]

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.

[noun]

3. usually pussyfoots: a person with a catlike, or soft and stealthy, tread.

4. Chiefly British: a teetotaller or prohibitionist.

Etymology: Americanism, pussy (ultimately from Norwegian puse) + foot (from Old English fōt; cognate with German Fuss).

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