The definition of catty is someone who is cruel and spiteful, or like a cat.adjective
- An example of catty is a group of women who are constantly hurting each other’s feelings with comments about weight gain.
- An example of catty is someone who lounges in the sun all day like a cat.
noun pl. catties
Origin: Malay kātī: see caddy
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adjective cat·ti·er, cat·ti·est
- Subtly cruel or malicious; spiteful: a catty remark.
- Catlike; stealthy.
- catˈti·ly adverb
- catˈti·ness noun
also cat·tienoun pl. cat·ties
Origin: Malay kati.