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scaredy-cat

[skair-dee-kat]
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noun Informal.
  1. fraidy-cat.

Origin of scaredy-cat

1930–35; scared + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for scaredy cat

scaredy-cat

noun
  1. informal someone who is easily frightened
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