the cat's whiskers

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

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

whisker play whiskers
  1. : a hair of the beard

  2. : mustache

  3. : the part of the beard growing on the sides of the face or on the chin


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