noun, plural cat·te·ries.

a place where cats are kept and bred.

Origin of cattery

First recorded in 1785–95; cat + -ery Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for cattery

Historical Examples of cattery

  • She would not have left Quast and the cattery in the same unceremonious fashion to get on as best they might.

    Simon the Jester

    William J. Locke

  • Her cattery is known as the "Calumet Kennel," and there is no better judge of cats in the country than Mrs. Colburn.

    Concerning Cats

    Helen M. Winslow

British Dictionary definitions for cattery


noun plural -teries

a place where cats are bred or looked after
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