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catty

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noun cat·ty \ˈka-tē\

Definition of catty

plural

catties

  1. :  any of various units of weight of China and southeast Asia varying around 113 pounds (about 600 grams); also :  a standard Chinese unit equal to 1.1023 pounds (500 grams)



Origin and Etymology of catty

Malay kati


First Known Use: 1598


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catty

adjective cat·ty

Simple Definition of catty

  • : unkind or critical

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of catty

cattier

cattiest

  1. 1 :  resembling a cat; especially :  slyly spiteful :  malicious <made several catty comments>

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a cat

cattily

play \ˈka-tə-lē\ adverb

cattiness

play \ˈka-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of catty in a sentence

  1. <a catty remark that served its only purpose: to make someone cry>



1886

First Known Use of catty

1886



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