Catty meaning

kătē
The definition of catty is someone who is cruel and spiteful, or like a cat.

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.

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(informal, of a person or remark) With subtle hostility in an effort to hurt, annoy, or upset.
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Spiteful, mean, malicious, etc.
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Subtly cruel or malicious; spiteful.

A catty remark.

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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)
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Catlike; stealthy.
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Any of various units of weight used in Southeast Asia, especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams (approximately 1.1 pounds).
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Of or like a cat.
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A (unit of) weight used in China, generally standardized as half a kilogram.
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(informal) Resembling or characteristic of a cat.

A catty smell.

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Origin of catty

  • Malay kati

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

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

    From Wiktionary

  • cat +‎ -y

    From Wiktionary