kitten heel

noun

Definition of kitten heel

: a short stiletto heel on women's shoes

Examples of kitten heel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kendall accessorized the look with a silver necklace, dangly silver earrings, and dark brown kitten heel shoes. Kayleigh Roberts, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kendall Jenner Wore the Tiniest Nude Dress to Buy Jewelry in Beverly Hills," 7 Nov. 2019 Strap on a pair of kitten heel mules or a lace-up sandal to offset this cocktail-length dress that's perfect for the dance floor. Sara Holzman, Marie Claire, "What to Wear to a Spring Wedding," 14 Jan. 2020 The coupling of the gingham and kitten heels borrows a page straight from Friends’ Rachel Green, another fiend for the fabric. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "Sophie Turner Has a '90s Moment in a Tiny Gingham Mini Dress," 31 July 2019 In my grandmother’s days, that look reflected the youthfulness of young Nigerian women, who often wore such outfits with small leather handbags and kitten heels. Vogue, "The Nigerian-American Siblings Using Traditional Family Portraiture to Celebrate Their Heritage," 1 Oct. 2019 Gone are the days of gingerly tip-toeing over sewer grates in kitten heels to catch a cab or plodding in boots from the bodega to my apartment a block away. Joyce Bautista Ferrari, Marie Claire, "The Item I Wear to Death: My Vionic Clogs," 27 Nov. 2019 At five foot two inches, the singer refuses to do a kitten heel, and cringes at the idea of the new Celine heels with a modest three-inch heel. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, "Mabel Is On The Hunt For A New Shoe Splurge," 18 July 2019 There’s a whole zoo out there: zebra kitten heels, alligator-esque Jacquemus mini bags, tiger camisoles, or asymmetrical skirts inspired by cheetahs. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, "Holiday Gift Guide: How to Channel Your Inner Maximalist," 6 Dec. 2019 My white sneakers scuff up too easily, my kitten heels give me blisters and my Dr. Martens are starting to grow old. Glamour, "I Think It's Time To Talk About Jelly Shoes Again," 31 May 2019

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First Known Use of kitten heel

1956, in the meaning defined above

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“Kitten heel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kitten%20heel. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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