the cat's meow

noun phrase
variants: or the cat's pajamas
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of the cat's meow

US, old-fashioned + informal
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

meow play
  1. : the cry of a cat

  2. : a spiteful or malicious remark


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