1. possum

noun. ['ˈpɑːsəm'] nocturnal arboreal marsupial having a naked prehensile tail found from southern North America to northern South America.


  • Didelphis virginiana
  • Didelphidae
  • crab-eating opossum
  • family Didelphidae
  • opossum
  • common opossum
  • Didelphis marsupialis
  • pouched mammal

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Rhymes with Possum

  • vanrossum
  • blossom
  • wassum
  • wassom
  • fossum
  • awesome

How do you pronounce possum?

Pronounce possum as ˈpɑsəm.

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How to spell possum? Is it possam? Or passam? Common misspellings are:

  • possam
  • passam

Sentences with possum

1. Noun, singular or mass
Toss an old blanket over the trap once the possum is caught.

Quotes about possum

1. I was a little excited but mostly blorft. "Blorft"is an adjective I just made up that means 'Completely overwhelmed but proceeding as if everything is fine and reacting to the stress with the torpor of a possum.' I have been blorft every day for the past seven years.
- Tina Fey, Bossypants

2. My Sweet Home, Alabama If it grows, it sticks, if it crawls, it bites,if it's outside, it rusts,if it's ornery, it fights,if it's a dawg, it barks.if its a possum, it feignsif it's a buggy, it squeals,if it's winter, it's summer,If it's slimy, it's eels.If it ain't Dixie, it won't do,so let's fix to get piss drunkand lynch us another nigger and Jew.
- Beryl Dov

2. possum

noun. ['ˈpɑːsəm'] small furry Australian arboreal marsupials having long usually prehensile tails.


  • flying squirrel
  • marsupial
  • koala bear
  • kangaroo bear
  • flying phalanger
  • brush-tailed phalanger
  • native bear
  • Phascolarctos cinereus
  • opossum
  • family Phalangeridae
  • Phalangeridae
  • koala
  • flying opossum
  • pouched mammal
  • Trichosurus vulpecula
  • phalanger