Definition of catty
: any of various units of weight of China and southeast Asia varying around 11⁄3 pounds (about 600 grams); also : a standard Chinese unit equal to 1.1023 pounds (500 grams)
Examples of catty in a Sentence
a catty remark that served its only purpose: to make someone cry
Recent Examples of catty from the Web
The space is catty-corner from Nano Brew and is in the heart of one of the healthiest craft-beer neighborhoods in Northeast Ohio.
Plans were submitted to the city of Sacramento this week for a restaurant and retail space at the northeast corner of 16th Street and Broadway, catty-corner to the Tower Theatre.
Underneath all that amazing costuming, wiggery and makeup, underneath those catty one-liners, there's a real humanity in its shows.
Then there’s this really catty power struggle of who gets to ride with the bride and who knows the bride best, like, ‘
The two industrial warehouses with 1.2 million square feet will be built on 83 acres at the northeast corner of Texas 360 and East Division Street — catty-corner from the GM plant.
Miller Big Little Lies David E. Kelly's adaptation of Liane Moriarty's novel could have been a by-the-book miniseries adaptation of a popular novel about wealthy women and their catty schemes (which end in a shocking murder).
Seeing paparazzi photos of myself and the accompanying catty commentary fueled my eating disorder.
She identified by ear a cedar waxwing, a reclusive wood thrush, a gray catbird (with its catty mew), a red-winged blackbird, a tree swallow, several cardinals and a frenetic blue-gray gnatcatcher.
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Definition of catty for English Language Learners
: unkind or critical
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