cat's whiskers

noun

informal + old-fashioned
: a highly admired or exceptionally excellent person or thing
… he was the cat's whiskers, a business wunderkind, becoming chairman of a Fortune 100 company at the age of 38 on merit, not inheritance.Allan Sloan, Newsweek, 21 July 1997

Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cat's whiskers was in 1921

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“Cat's whiskers.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cat%27s%20whiskers. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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