calico cat

  1. a domestic cat, especially a female one, of variegated black, yellow, and white coloring.

Origin of calico cat

First recorded in 1950–55
  • Also called tortoise-shell cat.

Words Nearby calico cat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use calico cat in a sentence

  • Chloe was a calico cat, yellow, with patches of dark and white spots.

    Daisy | Miranda Eliot Swan
  • It was completely empty except for a calico cat moving purposefully toward Manhattan.

    The Most Sentimental Man | Evelyn E. Smith
  • Let not the drum major, gaudy as a calico cat, and his melodious cohort, be forgotten.

  • Perhaps like “the gingham dog and the calico cat”, they “ate each other up”.

    The Pinos Altos Story | Dorothy Watson
  • There in the sun, prone upon the top of the fence, dozed the bane of his life—the calico cat.

    The Calico Cat | Charles Miner Thompson