: a dainty or choice food

Examples of cate in a Sentence

visited the victualler to purchase some cates and wine

Word History


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

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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Cite this Entry

“Cate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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