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catchy

[ kach-ee ]
/ ˈkætʃ i /
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adjective, catch·i·er, catch·i·est.

pleasing and easily remembered: a catchy tune.
likely to attract interest or attention: a catchy title for a movie.
tricky; deceptive: a catchy question.
occurring in snatches; fitful: a catchy wind.

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Origin of catchy

First recorded in 1795–1805; catch + -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM catchy

catch·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for catchy

catchy
/ (ˈkætʃɪ) /

adjective catchier or catchiest

(of a tune, etc) pleasant and easily remembered or imitated
tricky or deceptivea catchy question
irregulara catchy breeze

Derived forms of catchy

catchiness, noun
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