Definition of cate
: a dainty or choice food
Examples of cate
<with cates as luscious as her lips did he woo her>
Origin of cate
Middle English, article of purchased food, short for acate, from Anglo-French acat, achat purchase, from acater, achater to buy, from Vulgar Latin *accaptare, from Latin acceptare to accept
First Known Use: 15th century
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