the cat's meow

variants: or

the cat's pajamas

Definition of the cat's meow

US, old-fashioned + informal

  1. —used to say that someone or something is very appealing I really like that car; it's the cat's meow. Going to the movies was the cat's pajamas when I was a kid.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  a carnivorous mammal (Felis catus) long domesticated as a pet and for catching rats and mice

    :  any of a family (Felidae) of carnivorous usually solitary and nocturnal mammals (such as the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah)

    :  a malicious woman

  1. :  to bring (an anchor) up to the cathead

  1. : catalog

    : catalyst

meow
  1. :  the cry of a cat

    :  a spiteful or malicious remark


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