So, something I learned a long time ago, back in college, from a professor who liked to show how smart he was. The discussion came up about calling someone a pussy and invariably the conversation drew comparison to female anatomy. However, the term pussy is not derived in any way from that. It’s a shortened version of pusillanimous which is defined as:

pu·sil·lan·i·mous

pyo͞osəˈlanəməs/

  1. adjective: pusillanimousshowing a lack of courage or determination; timid.

Just thought it was good to drop some etymology on ‘dat ass this Monday morning….. the conversation came up a while back on Facebook and reminded me of that day. As I always tell people, I forget the stuff I want to learn…. but I remember stuff like this forever.

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