1904, in the meaning defined above
scared (past participle of scare) + -y entry 1 + cat
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“Scaredy-cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/scaredy-cat. Accessed 14 Aug. 2022.
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