- caterpillar tractor
(slang) To vomit something.
(Ireland, informal) Terrible, disastrous.
A diminutive of the female given name Catherine.
- To let a secret be known.
- to search promiscuously for sexual partners; be promiscuous
- to let a secret be found out
Other Word Forms of Cat
Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Cat
Origin of Cat
From Middle English cat, catte, from Old English catt (“male cat”) and catte (“female cat”), from Late Latin cattus (“domestic cat”), from Latin catta (used around 75 BCE by Martial), from Afro-Asiatic (compare Nubian kadís, Berber kaddîska 'wildcat'), from Late Egyptian čaute, feminine of čaus 'jungle cat, African wildcat', from earlier Egyptian tešau 'female cat'. Cognate with Scots cat (“cat”), Welsh cath (“cat”), West Frisian kat (“cat”), North Frisian kåt (“cat”), Dutch kat (“cat”), Low German Katt, Katte (“cat”), German Katze (“cat”), Danish kat (“cat”), Swedish katt (“cat”), Icelandic köttur (“cat”), Armenian կատու (katu, “cat”), Occitan cat.
Middle English from Old English catt from Germanic kattuz Late Latin cattus Old Church Slavonic kotŭka all ultimately of unknown origin Sense 6d, short for catamaran
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Possibly a shortened form of catastrophic.
Shortened from methcathinone.
Abbreviation of Caterpillar.
Abbreviation of catamaran.
Abbreviation of Catherine.
Abbreviation of catenate.
Shortened from catapult.
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