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kitten

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noun kit·ten \ˈki-tən\

Definition of kitten

  1. :  a young cat; also :  an immature or young individual of various other small mammals

Origin and Etymology of kitten

Middle English kitoun, from Anglo-French *kiton, chiton, diminutive of cat, chat cat, from Late Latin cattus


First Known Use: 14th century


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kitten

verb kit·ten

Definition of kitten

kittened

;

kittening

play \ˈkit-niŋ, ˈki-tən-iŋ\
  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to give birth to kittens

15th Century

First Known Use of kitten

15th century



KITTEN Defined for English Language Learners

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kitten

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noun kit·ten \ˈki-tən\

Definition of kitten for English Language Learners

  • : a young cat


KITTEN Defined for Kids

kitten

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noun kit·ten \ˈki-tən\

Definition of kitten for Students

  1. :  a young cat

kittenish

\ˈki-tən-ish\ adjective


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