cate

[ keyt ]
/ keɪt /
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noun Usually cates. Archaic.

a choice food;delicacy; dainty.

Nearby words

  1. catchweight,
  2. catchword,
  3. catchy,
  4. catclaw,
  5. catcon,
  6. cateau, le,
  7. catechesis,
  8. catechetical,
  9. catechin,
  10. catechise

Origin of cate

1425–75; back formation from late Middle English cates, aphetic variant of Middle English acates things bought, plural of acat buying < Old North French, derivative of acater to buy < Vulgar Latin *accaptāre, equivalent to Latin ac- ac- + captāre to seek out; see catch

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