Informal a cat, esp. a kitten: orig. a child's term
- in poker,
- the stakes or pot
- a pool formed from part of the winnings, to pay for refreshments, etc.
- money pooled for some particular purpose
- widow (noun)
Origin of kittyprobably from kit
a feminine name
- A fund made up of a portion of each pot in a poker game.
- A pool of money, especially one to which a number of people have contributed for a designated purpose.
- See widow.
Origin of kittyProbably from kit 1
nounpl. kit·ties Informal
Origin of kittyShortening and alteration of kitten
- A kitten or young cat.
- (childish) A pet name for a cat.
- A money pool, as for a card game, or for shared expenses.
- (poker, slang) In a home game, a small, specified amount taken from each pot to pay the host's expenses.
- (slang) Female genitals. (less vulgar)
- (card games) A set of additional cards dealt face down in some games.
kit + -y.
- "Pleeeeeeeease come out, kitty," she murmured.
- She likes to sit in my little rocking-chair and put her kitty to sleep.
- "Pleeease, just be cool, kitty," she begged.
- Before he returned, however, Eric had resolved to marry Karin, or Kitty Mansdatter, the daughter of a common soldier, who had been his mistress since 1565.
- The jack or kitty, as the white earthenware ball to which the bowler bowls is called, is round and 21 to 21 in.