adjective, cat·ti·er, cat·ti·est.
- catton, bruce,
Origin of catty1
noun, plural cat·ties.
Origin of catty2
Examples from the Web for catty
“Catty, petty, and self-serving,” is how one of those way-right-of-center folk described Geithner to me.Ex-Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Relives College Glory Days|Olivia Nuzzi|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Catty quips about style choices are met with irrational exuberance over over-hyped new designs.
Victoria (Madeleine Stowe) and Nolan (Gabriel Mann) are as catty and delightful as ever, but the rest of the show feels tired.‘Breaking Bad’ Finale, ‘Homeland’ Premiere: How to Survive DVRmageddon|Jason Lynch|September 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And not just catty little spats between debutantes—smack-talking text messages frequently led to physical altercations.
Catty, only too glad to be seen in public with Miss Henderson, accepted at once, and went up to dress.
Everybody wondered; Catty Clowrie, most of all, and tender-hearted Laura cried.
I say, if you're going to the post-office with that will you buy me some elastic—for my catty, you know?Tommy Wideawake|H. H. Bashford
"A secret, indeed," said Catty, shaking her head mournfully.The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. I (of II)|Charles James Lever
In the rest of the volume, where Mr. Catty does not take himself quite so seriously, there are some rather pleasing things.Reviews|Oscar Wilde