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cate

noun \ˈkāt\

Definition of CATE

archaic
:  a dainty or choice food

Examples of CATE

  1. <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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