catnapper

noun
cat·​nap·​per | \ ˈkat-ˌna-pər How to pronounce catnapper (audio) \
variants: or less commonly catnaper

Definition of catnapper

: one who steals cats usually to sell them for research

First Known Use of catnapper

1942, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for catnapper

cat entry 1 + -napper (as in kidnapper)

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“Catnapper.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/catnapper. Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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