catty


1cat·ty

noun \ˈka-tē\
plural catties

Definition of CATTY

:  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 of CATTY

Malay kati
First Known Use: 1598

2catty

adjective

: unkind or critical

cat·ti·ercat·ti·est

Full Definition of CATTY

1
:  resembling a cat; especially :  slyly spiteful :  malicious <made several catty comments>
2
:  of or relating to a cat
cat·ti·ly \ˈka-tə-lē\ adverb
cat·ti·ness \ˈka-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of CATTY

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

First Known Use of CATTY

1886

Rhymes with CATTY

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