scaredy-cat

noun
\ ˈsker-dē-ˌkat How to pronounce scaredy-cat (audio) \

Definition of scaredy-cat

: an unduly fearful person

First Known Use of scaredy-cat

1904, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for scaredy-cat

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

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The first known use of scaredy-cat was in 1904

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Dictionary Entries Near scaredy-cat

scared to death

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scareful

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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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