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kitten

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noun kit·ten \ˈki-tən\

Simple Definition of kitten

  • : a young cat

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of kitten

  1. :  a young cat; also :  an immature or young individual of various other small mammals

Origin and Etymology of kitten

Middle English kitoun, from Anglo-French *kiton, chiton, diminutive of cat, chat cat, from Late Latin cattus


First Known Use: 14th century


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kitten

verb kit·ten

Definition of kitten

kittened

kittening

play \ˈkit-niŋ, ˈki-tən-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to give birth to kittens



15th Century

First Known Use of kitten

15th century

Rhymes with kitten



KITTEN Defined for Kids

kitten

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noun kit·ten \ˈki-tən\

Definition of kitten for Students

  1. :  a young cat

kittenish

\ˈki-tən-ish\ adjective



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