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catty

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noun cat·ty \ˈka-tē\

Definition of catty

plural

catties

  1. :  any of various units of weight of China and southeast Asia varying around 113 pounds (about 600 grams); also :  a standard Chinese unit equal to 1.1023 pounds (500 grams)

Origin and Etymology of catty

Malay kati


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catty

adjective cat·ty

Definition of catty

cattier

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cattiest

  1. 1 :  resembling a cat; especially :  slyly spiteful :  malicious made several catty comments

  2. 2 :  of or relating to a cat

cattily

play \ˈka-tə-lē\ adverb

cattiness

play \ˈka-tē-nəs\ noun

Examples of catty in a Sentence

  1. a catty remark that served its only purpose: to make someone cry

First Known Use of catty

1886


CATTY Defined for English Language Learners

catty

adjective

Definition of catty for English Language Learners

  • : unkind or critical



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