Puss vs Ooze - What's the difference?

puss | ooze |


As nouns the difference between puss and ooze

is that puss is (informal) a cat or puss can be (slang) the mouth while ooze is potion of vegetable matter used for leather tanning or ooze can be soft mud, slime, or shells on the bottom of a body of water.

As a verb ooze is

to be secreted or slowly leak.

puss

English

Etymology 1

From a Common (etyl) word for cat. Akin to (etyl) , West Frisian (m), (etyl) (m), (m), Danish (m), dialectal (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m). Found also in several other European and Western Asian languages. Compare (etyl) (m).

Noun

(es)
  • (informal) A cat.
  • Our local theatre is showing Puss in Boots.
  • A girl or young woman.
  • (dated, hunting) A hare.
  • (vulgar, slang) Vulva (female genitalia).
  • Synonyms
    * (cat) moggie/moggy

    Etymology 2

    Of (etyl) origin, from or akin to (etyl) .

    Noun

    (es)
  • (slang) The mouth.
  • She gave him a slap in the puss .
    Synonyms
    * (mouth) cakehole, gob, mush, trap

    Anagrams

    * ----

    ooze

    English

    Etymology 1

    * ()'' (etyl) . * ()'' (etyl) ''wosen'', from ''wose 'sap'; see above.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Potion of vegetable matter used for leather tanning.
  • Secretion, humour.
  • A thick often unpleasant liquid; muck.
  • Verb

  • To be secreted or slowly leak.
  • * 1988 , David Drake, The Sea Hag , Baen Publishing Enterprises (2003), ISBN 0671654241, unnumbered page:
  • Pale slime oozed through all the surfaces; some of it dripped from the ceiling and burned Dennis as badly as the blazing sparks had done a moment before.
  • * 1994 , Madeleine May Kunin, Living a Political Life , Vintage Books (1995), ISBN 9780679740087, unnumbered page:
  • He was hard to understand because he spoke softly, and his Vermont accent was as thick as maple syrup oozing down a pile of pancakes.
  • * 2011 , Karen Mahoney, The Iron Witch , Flux (2011), ISBN 9780738725826, page 278:
  • Her heart constricted when she saw thick blood oozing from a wide gash in his forehead.
  • (figuratively) To give off a sense of (something).
  • * 1989 , Robert R. McCammon, The Wolf's Hour , Open Road Integrated Media (2011), ISBN 9781453231548, unnumbered page:
  • "Good servants are so hard to find," Chesna said, oozing arrogance.
  • * 1999 , Tamsin Blanchard, Antonio Berardi: Sex and Sensibility , Watson-Guptill Publications (1999), ISBN 9780823012077, page 16:
  • There are no two ways about it: a Berardi dress oozes sex appeal from its very seams.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2012 , date=April 21 , author=Jonathan Jurejko , title=Newcastle 3-0 Stoke , work=BBC Sport citation , page= , passage=Newcastle had failed to penetrate a typically organised Stoke backline in the opening stages but, once Cabaye and then Cisse breached their defence, Newcastle oozed confidence and controlled the game with a swagger expected of a top-four team.}}

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) wose'', from (etyl) '''' 'mud, mire', from (etyl) . More at virus.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Soft mud, slime, or shells on the bottom of a body of water.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My son i' the ooze is bedded.
  • A piece of soft, wet, pliable turf.
  • The liquor of a tanning vat.
  • English terms with multiple etymologies