cat's whiskers

noun

Definition of cat's whiskers

informal + old-fashioned

  1. :  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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

1921

First Known Use of cat's whiskers

1921


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up cat's whiskers? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!