What does play possum mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. play possum(verb)

    to pretend to be dead


  1. play possum(Verb)

    to feign death; to remain quiet and still to escape attention or remain undetected; to lay low.

  2. play possum(Verb)

    to feign sleep, illness, etc.

  3. play possum(Verb)

    to dissemble or to feign ignorance; to disguise or conceal something in order to deceive.

  4. Origin: English play + possum (from opossum), from the behaviour of the Virginia opossum, feigning death when threatened. First documented 1822.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of play possum in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of play possum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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