Catty Definition

kătē
cattier, catties, cattiest
adjective
cattiest, cattier
Of or like a cat.
Webster's New World
Spiteful, mean, malicious, etc.
Webster's New World
Catlike; stealthy.
American Heritage
(informal, of a person or remark) With subtle hostility in an effort to hurt, annoy, or upset.
Wiktionary
Antonyms:
noun
catties
A unit of weight used in various countries of Southeast Asia: in China it is equal to 500 grams, or 1.102 lb, but elsewhere it is equal to about 112 lb (680 grams)
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
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Other Word Forms of Catty

Adjective

Base Form:
catty
Comparative:
cattier
Superlative:
cattiest

Origin of Catty

  • From Malay kati, from Sinitic languages, Mandarin: (jīn)

    From Wiktionary

  • cat +‎ -y

    From Wiktionary

  • Malay kati

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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