- a kitten.
- a pet name for a cat.
Origin of kitty1
- a pool or reserve of money, often collected from a number of persons or sources and designated for a particular purpose specified by the contributors.
- a pool into which players in a game put a certain amount of their winnings for some special purpose, as to pay for refreshments.
- the pot, or a special pot, for the collection of forfeits or payments for certain high hands.
- widow(def 2).
Origin of kitty2
Examples from the Web for kitty
Forty Years Young: Hello Kitty and the Power of Cute By Julia Rubin, Racked Hello Kitty is everywhere.The Daily Beast’s Best Longreads, Nov 17-23, 2014
November 23, 2014
He fell in love with Hello Kitty as a teen when he was going through his goth phase—and she was too.Explosion of Cute: Inside the Superfan Mania of Hello Kitty Con 2014
Sarah Bay Williams
November 2, 2014
Kitty staggered around the corner to the rear of her building, trying to make it home.The Myth of the Central Park Five
October 19, 2014
That said, Waters has come a long way since the picaresque adventures of Nan and Kitty.Sarah Waters’s New Novel Rewrites the Rules of Love
September 20, 2014
But that means about one out of six women in that demographic have never pet the kitty.C’mon, Ladies, Masturbation Isn’t Just for Bad Girls
June 19, 2014
Kitty paused in the hall, playing with the roses in a bowl upon the table.
Vaguely, between Kitty's sobs, I heard the ticking of a watch.
Kitty had come to us; she stood in the doorway, white and shaking.
The doctor motioned me to a table behind the screen of which Kitty had spoken.
In a few minutes Mrs. Reid and Kitty returned with Mr. Winship.
- the pool of bets in certain gambling games
- any shared fund of money, etc
- (in bowls) the jack
Word Origin and History for kitty
"pool of money in a card game," 1887, probably from kit (n.1), in a sense of "collection of necessary supplies" (1833); but perhaps rather from northern England slang kitty "prison, jail, lock-up" (1825), of uncertain origin.