- catlike; feline.
- slyly malicious; spiteful: a catty gossip.
Origin of catty1
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2. mean, nasty, malevolent; bitchy.
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Examples from the Web for cattiest
Last weekend, the cattiest of Hollande's ministers went a step too far, slamming France's economic policy, and was finally ousted.This Scary-Smart New Minister of Economy Might Just Turn France Around
August 31, 2014
- informal spitefula catty remark
- of or resembling a cat
- a unit of weight, used esp in E Asia, traditionally equal to about one and a half pounds but formalized as 0.5 kg in mainland China, 0.6 kg in Taiwan and Thailand, and about 0.605 kg in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore(Mandarin) Chinese name:: jin
C16: from Malay kati
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Word Origin and History for cattiest
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