Borrowed from Old Swedish pusi, posi (compare modern Swedish påse), from Proto-Germanic *pusô.


  • IPA(key): /ˈpusːi/, [ˈpus̠ːi]
  • Rhymes: -usːi
  • Syllabification: pus‧si



  1. bag, pouch, sac
  2. (marsupials) pouch
  3. (billiards) pocket
  4. (colloquial, in the plural) scrotum
  5. (in compounds) Together with certain modifiers used to produce compound terms meaning a person who has a lot of a given characteristic; bag of
    äkäinen (ill-tempered) > äkäpussi (shrew)
    kiukku (anger) > kiukkupussi (a person who is easily angered)
    sisu (willpower, guts) > sisupussi (an obstinate person)

Usage notesEdit

  • (bag, pouch, sac): See usage note at laukku.


Inflection of pussi (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative pussi pussit
genitive pussin pussien
partitive pussia pusseja
illative pussiin pusseihin
singular plural
nominative pussi pussit
accusative nom. pussi pussit
gen. pussin
genitive pussin pussien
partitive pussia pusseja
inessive pussissa pusseissa
elative pussista pusseista
illative pussiin pusseihin
adessive pussilla pusseilla
ablative pussilta pusseilta
allative pussille pusseille
essive pussina pusseina
translative pussiksi pusseiksi
instructive pussein
abessive pussitta pusseitta
comitative pusseineen
Possessive forms of pussi (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person pussini pussimme
2nd person pussisi pussinne
3rd person pussinsa

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