scaredy–cat

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noun \ˈsker-dē-ˌkat\

Definition of scaredy–cat

  1. :  an unduly fearful person

Origin and Etymology of scaredy–cat

scared (past participle of scare) + 1-y + cat


First Known Use: 1948


SCAREDY–CAT Defined for English Language Learners

scaredy–cat

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noun \ˈsker-dē-ˌkat\

Definition of scaredy–cat for English Language Learners

  • : someone who is very afraid of something


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