scaredy-cat

noun
\ˈsker-dē-ˌkat \

Definition of scaredy-cat 

: an unduly fearful person

First Known Use of scaredy-cat

1948, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scaredy-cat

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

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scaredy-cat

noun

English Language Learners Definition of scaredy-cat

: someone who is very afraid of something

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