cattery

noun
cat·​tery | \ ˈka-tə-rē How to pronounce cattery (audio) \
plural catteries

Definition of cattery

: an establishment for the breeding and boarding of cats

Examples of cattery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Houston's homeless cats and kittens will have a new, safe place to wait for their forever homes at thanks to a new state-of-the-art cattery at the BARC Animal Shelter. Rebecca Hennes, Houston Chronicle, 25 Nov. 2019 The $12,000 renovation gave the cattery more space to house up to 12 cats, two more than before. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Feb. 2018 The cattery’s facelift is the first phase of a plan to update Haven’s space for pets. Vincent T. Davis, San Antonio Express-News, 26 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cattery

circa 1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cattery was circa 1843

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“Cattery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cattery. Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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cattery

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cattery

: a place where cats are kept while their owners are away

cattery

noun
cat·​tery | \ ˈkat-ə-rē How to pronounce cattery (audio) \
plural catteries

Medical Definition of cattery

: a place for the breeding, raising, or care of cats

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