Meerkitten meaning

(informal) An infant or juvenile meerkat.
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Origin of meerkitten

  • Formed by the compounding of meer- (the first element of meerkat) with kitten (“young cat”). The analysis of the -kat element of meerkat as cat is supported by meerkat’s ultimate derivation from the Middle Dutch meercatte, believed to have been formed from mere (“lake”, “sea”) + catte (“cat”).
    From Wiktionary