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[kit-ee] /ˈkɪt i/
a female given name, form of Katherine or Catherine. Unabridged
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  • On this particular night, after Rachels and kittys conversation, he was more than usually wakeful.

  • She had not seen Phil, and kittys account of him scarcely made her uneasy.

  • Plese tell miss Jaky ef she brushes kittys hare the wrong way evry day mebbe it will come curly.

    Kildares of Storm Eleanor Mercein Kelly
  • It is not from that paragon of your life, Rachels and kittys mother.

  • The Captain laid his finger against certain marks in kittys record.

  • Gone out without permission, and been the cause of poor kittys favourite rats death.

  • Miss Griselda started at kittys words, looked anxiously at Mrs. Lovel and at a vacant chair, and spoke.

  • kittys words had enlightened her: Uncle Pete was the genie; and, of course, she was the good little fairy.

  • He saw the fire in kittys eyes and that Celias face was also flushed, but he did not think their anger was directed against him.

    The Protector Harold Bindloss
  • kittys laughing face, wreathed in smiles, was poked round the door.

British Dictionary definitions for kittys


noun (pl) -ties
a diminutive or affectionate name for a kitten, cat1
Word Origin
C18: see kit³


noun (pl) -ties
the pool of bets in certain gambling games
any shared fund of money, etc
(in bowls) the jack
Word Origin
C19: see kit1
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Word Origin and History for kittys



"young cat," 1719, variant of kitten, perhaps influenced by kitty "girl, young woman" (c.1500), originally a pet form of fem. proper name Catherine. Kitty Hawk, N.C., apparently is a mangling of a native Algonquian name; it also has been written as Chicahauk.

"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.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kittys



The pot or pool of money in a gambling game, made up of contributions from the players; a contributed fund: Each put $25,000 in the kitty (1891+ Gambling)

Related Terms

bitch kitty, dust kitty, feed the kitty, it's a bitch

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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