Cheshire cat

noun
Chesh·​ire cat | \ ˈche-shər- How to pronounce Cheshire cat (audio) \

Definition of Cheshire cat

: a broadly grinning cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

First Known Use of Cheshire cat

1866, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Cheshire cat

Cheshire, England

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“Cheshire cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cheshire%20cat. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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