Origin and Etymology of catty
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
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 ownership of the animal is in dispute, and the Cardinals and a local shelter have exchanged, well, catty comments on social media.
The restaurant, at 4607 Dryades St., just a few blocks from Charlie's Steakhouse and catty-corner from the new French Truck Cafe, opened in 2007.
Zimmerman, an Australian brand known for its feminine cocktail dresses, is catty corner from James Perse’s line of luxe California T-shirts.
The site of the gas station, closed in April, is 22,395 square feet, according to the Cook County Assessor's office, compared to 22,362 at the old bank site catty-corner across the intersection.
The Girls star is officially joining Murphy's kooky world of latex monsters, catty witches, lobster people, and Lady Gaga vampires.
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.
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First Known Use of catty
Synonymsbad [slang], bitchy, hateful, cruel, despiteful, malevolent, malicious, malign, malignant, mean, nasty, spiteful, vicious, virulent
Antonymsbenevolent, benign, benignant, loving, unmalicious
Related Wordsdevious, scoundrelly, scurvy, snakelike; acrimonious, bitter, envious, jaundiced, jealous, rancorous, resentful, vindictive, vitriolic; contemptuous, deprecating, derogatory, disdainful, disparaging, mean-spirited, obnoxious, opprobrious, scornful, snide, snotty, unkind, unkindly, unloving; baleful, baneful, evil; harsh, hostile, inimical; acrid, caustic, poisonous, scathing, venomous
Near Antonymscompassionate, good, good-hearted, kind, kindhearted, kindly, sympathetic, warm, warmhearted; affable, agreeable, amiable, cordial, friendly, genial, gracious, nice, pleasant; affectionate, amorous, sweet, tender, tenderhearted; humane; altruistic, high-minded, humanitarian, magnanimous, noble, philanthropic (also philanthropical)
CATTY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of catty for English Language Learners
: unkind or critical
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