why do people say “don’t be a pussy” when talking about weakness more like “don’t be a man’s ego” because you know there isn’t nothing more fragile than that
because “pussy” is the shortened form of the word “pusillanimous”, which means “timid, cowardly”
and not the slang word for the female genital region?
literally no one else knows this. nobody.
English majors know :/
if that’s true then the real question is why do we call female genitalia a coward
Pussy as a slang term for the female pudenda is thought to derive ultimately from Low German puse ”vulva” or Old Norse puss ”pocket, pouch”. It didn’t arise in English with a sexual meaning until the 19th century, but prior to that it had been used to refer to women in general (16th century).