Kitten meaning

kĭt'n
A young cat.
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One of the young of various other small felines and of certain other mammals, such as beavers.
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To bear kittens.
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A young cat.
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To give birth to (kittens)
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A young cat. Diminutive: kitty.
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To give birth to kittens.
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Origin of kitten

From Middle English kiton, kitoun, kyton (“kitten”), diminutive of cat (“cat”). First element probably from Middle English kiteling (“kitten, kit”), from Old Norse ketlingr (“kitten”), or possibly from Anglo-Norman *kiton, Old French chiton, diminutive of cat, chat (“cat”), from Late Latin cattus. Compare Low German kitten (“kitten”). More at kitling, cat, -en.