cat's meow

noun

Definition of cat's meow

: a highly admired person or thing

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Examples of cat's meow in a Sentence

this flapper-style dress was the cat's meow back in the roaring 1920s

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Madeline Winer The Duchess This spot is the cat's meow of fine Dutch dining. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, "Where to Stay, Eat, and Explore in Amsterdam," 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of cat's meow

1921, in the meaning defined above

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