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cat's meow, the

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cat's meow, the

noun phrase

(Variations: ass or balls or eyebrows or nuts or pajamas or whiskers may replace meow; the phrase may be shortened to the cat's) Something or someone that is superlative: The cat's pajamas!—anything that is very good/ that you are on top of things and that you are, therefore, the cat's ass

[1920+; the entry form and pajamas form are said to have been coined by the cartoonist and sports writer Tad Dorgan, who died in 1929]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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