- 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 cattiness
It's hard, of course, to get too worked up about anyone's cattiness towards Coulter, but Baron is pretty consistently vicious.Lisa Baron's Salacious Memoir
June 13, 2011
New Jersey evokes a more suburban, strip-mall variety of cattiness, with press-on nails in place of claws.Real Housewives, Real Hatred!
March 1, 2010
- 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 cattiness
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