cat-a-moun·​tain ˌka-tə-ˈmau̇n-tᵊn How to pronounce cat-a-mountain (audio)
: any of various wild cats

Word History


Middle English cat of the mountaine

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cat-a-mountain was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Cat-a-mountain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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