the cat's meow
the cat's pajamas
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
: 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
: the cry of a cat
: a spiteful or malicious remark
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