Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pussy adj.2

[pussy n.]

1. easy, undemanding (the inference being not worthy of a ‘real man’).

[US]S. Ford Shorty McCabe 30: He was a pussy, bald-headed little duffer, this citizen chap, and not bein’ used to blockin’ runs he goes down underneath.
[Aus]R.H. Knyvett ‘Over There’ with the Australians 60: The boxing and wrestling matches always held the crowd [...] These were no ‘pussy’ shows, for we had some professionals among us.
[US](con. early 1950s) J. Peacock Valhalla 255: That’s a pussy good idea!
[Aus]Hackforth & Sherman About Face (1991) 91: Infantrymen were fighters, not writers [...] we didn’t have time for such ‘pussy’ stuff.
[US]B. Hamper Rivethead (1992) 35: Hell, these jobs they gave us are pussy detail [...] we’ll be sittin’ on our asses half the time while bringin’ home three or four bills a week.

2. (orig. US) scared, cowardly.

[US]Baker et al. CUSS.
[US]C. Browne Body Shop 27: Why don’t they put their pussy behinds down there in the bush for one rainy night.
[US]P. Conroy Great Santini (1977) 438: Junior, did I ever tell you that you were a pussy football player?
[US]S. King It (1987) 36: Avarino, who could almost read this hairbag’s pussy little mind, suspected he was thinking about his stepfather again.
[US](con. 1985–90) P. Bourjois In Search of Respect 88: That nigga’ was talking shit for a long time, about how we pussy.
[US]T. Fontana ‘Legs’ Oz ser. 3 ep. 3 [TV script] ‘You didn’t kill Metzger?’ ‘No. How could a little pussy bitch like me hurt anyone?’.
[UK]Guardian Guide 5–11 Feb. 8: Sorry-ass niggaz; pussy niggaz; white niggaz.
[UK]A. Wheatle Dirty South 102: I ain’t gonna waste my energy on pussy non-believers.
[US]C. Stella Rough Riders 212: You’re a pussy lawyer, huh? [...] That figures.
Jeezy ‘Recipe’ [lyrics] Yeah they thought that I was dead, I got nine lives / Pussy niggas want me dead, you had nine tries.

3. effeminate, implying homosexuality.

[US]F. Salas Tattoo the Wicked Cross (1981) 85: Pussy was the dirtiest name a guy could be called.
[US]C. Loken Come Monday Morning 58: Man he had a good strong face too not soft’n pussy like those faggots.
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 11: Ice-cold raspbery daiquiris and vodka sours [...] pussy drinks, bartenders call them.
[UK]Guardian Guide 5–11 Feb. 8: The fear is that blatant cross-hugging could end up earning you the same rep as that high-heeled, pussy-nigga version of Cliff Richard, Prince.
[Aus]Bug (Aus.) Aug. [Internet] Ghoul and Stewheart sprayed this skirt, sissy, pussy, sheila stuff – or whatever moniker you fancy – in the direction of the video ref’s box.
[US]UGK ‘Swisha And Dosha’ [lyrics] I keep a whole sip (whole sip), a whole clip (a whole clip) / in case these pussy niggaz wanna trip (uh!).

4. female.

[US]J. Wambaugh Choirboys (1976) 108: I shoulda got suspicious when the pussy kiddy cop caught me in civvies and asked to let her snap a Polaroid a me.

5. (US) pertaining to sex; pornographic.

[US]A. Brooke Last Toke 18: She got that dude ready to come all over the pussy money he done come out to spend.
[US]R. Campbell Sweet La-La Land (1999) 182: He had this bachelor party. All men except for the pussy act and twenty hookers.
[US](con. 1964–8) J. Ellroy Cold Six Thousand 598: He’d read these fucking pussy books and orbit. He said the fucking pictures were talking to him.

6. useless, insignificant.

[US]S. King It (1987) 804: You don’t have to pick corn or go do some pussy job?
[US]R. Campbell Sweet La-La Land (1999) 168: This charge you want to put against Younger is pussy.
[US]J. Callaway ‘Misirlou’ in Pulp Ink [ebook] The black girl [...] said, ‘Fuck you, pussy punk!’.