cattish

[ kat-ish ]
/ ˈkæt ɪʃ /

adjective

catlike; feline.
spiteful; malicious.

Origin of cattish

First recorded in 1590–1600; cat + -ish1
Related formscat·tish·ly, adverbcat·tish·ness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cattish

cattish


adj.

1590s, "cat-like," from cat (n.) + -ish. From 1883 as "catty." Related: Cattishly; cattishness.

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