cat's meow


Definition of cat's meow

: a highly admired person or thing

Examples of cat's meow in a Sentence

this flapper-style dress was the cat's meow back in the roaring 1920s
Recent Examples on the Web Sandhu responded with a cat's meow that became an instant internet meme, while Harvey received criticism on Twitter for the question. Bryan Alexander, USA TODAY, 13 Dec. 2021 Then light a candle and get ready for smiles all around at this cat's meow. Joan Lang, Woman's Day, 5 Sep. 2019 Madeline Winer The Duchess This spot is the cat's meow of fine Dutch dining. Jaimie Potters, Marie Claire, 29 May 2019

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First Known Use of cat's meow

1921, in the meaning defined above

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“Cat's meow.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2022.

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