the cat's whiskers
the cat's pajamas
Definition of the cat's whiskers
British, old-fashioned + informal
—used to say that someone or something is very appealing I really like that car; it's the cat's whiskers. Going to the movies was the cat's pajamas when I was a kid.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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 (as the domestic cat, lion, tiger, leopard, jaguar, cougar, wildcat, lynx, and cheetah)
: a malicious woman
: a hair of the beard
: the part of the beard growing on the sides of the face or on the chin
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up the cat's whiskers? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).