- any of a breed of short-haired domestic cat with a rounded, wedge-shaped head and ruddy brown, reddish, or grayish-blue coat, originating in Egypt or Ethiopia (Abyssinia)
- A native or inhabitant of Abyssinia.
- A domestic cat of a slender breed developed in Britain, possibly from cats imported from northeast Africa, having a short coat, often golden brown, with hairs that have bands of lighter and darker color.
- The Amharic language.
Abyssinia + -an