kittle cattle

noun, usually plural in construction

Definition of kittle cattle


kittle cattle

chiefly dialectal

  1. :  a group of people that are difficult to manage and inclined to be capricious kittle cattle who do rather unpredictable things — Country Life

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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