cate

noun
\ ˈkāt How to pronounce cate (audio) \

Definition of cate

archaic
: a dainty or choice food

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Examples of cate in a Sentence

with cates as luscious as her lips did he woo her

First Known Use of cate

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cate

Middle English, article of purchased food, short for acate, from Anglo-French acat, achat purchase, from acater, achater to buy, from Vulgar Latin *accaptare, from Latin acceptare to accept

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The first known use of cate was in the 15th century

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“Cate.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cate. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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