house cat

noun

Definition of house cat

:cat 1a

Examples of house cat in a Sentence

  1. the house cat at the Cheshire Cat Bookstore has the dual responsibility of being mascot and mouser

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First Known Use of house cat

1607

house cat Synonyms

Synonyms
feline, cat, kitty, moggy (also moggie) [British], puss, pussy, pussycat
Related Words
mouser; kit, kitten; alley cat, tabby; gib, tomcat

HOUSE CAT Defined for English Language Learners

house cat

noun

Definition of house cat for English Language Learners

  • : a cat that is kept as a pet



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