Definition of possuming in English:

possuming

(also 'possuming)

noun

informal
  • 1Originally US. The action or practice of ‘playing possum’; deception, feigning (especially of death or illness). Now rare.

  • 2Chiefly Australian and NZ. Possum hunting.

Origin

Mid 19th century. In sense 1 from either possum or possum + -ing.

Pronunciation

possuming

/ˈpɒsəmɪŋ/