- a young cat.
- (of cats) to give birth; bear.
Origin of kitten
Examples from the Web for kitten
Contemporary Examples of kitten
Suppose I have a sincere religious belief that if I stop at a stop sign, God kills a kitten.Why Hobby Lobby Will Be Bad for Conservatives
June 30, 2014
They are cheered on by penguins and interrupted by a kitten halftime show after the first hour.‘The Puppy Bowl’: The Super Bowl’s Fiercest Rival
February 2, 2014
That message was like catnip and I am the worst kind of kitten: I love trouble.The Return of the Replacements: Here Comes a Regular
September 13, 2013
A little girl wearing preppy clothes with a kitten—people want to be like her and wear those same clothes.Ralph Lauren Child Model, From Roadside to Runway
May 23, 2013
From a cat pawing over a long-distance relationship to the fall of a YouTube star, see the best of the kitten clips.Catdance Film Festival: The 7 Most Hilarious Shorts (VIDEO)
January 23, 2013
Historical Examples of kitten
Suddenly she smiled—the smile that suggested, in some subtle way, a kitten.The Slave Of The Lamp
Henry Seton Merriman
I was ill for three days, and all that time the kitten was kept with me.
Wordsworth's "Kitten and the Falling Leaves," is in the high, moralizing style.
Then, too, he used to wash Jack, lapping him all over as a mother cat does her kitten.
The Pole-cat or Skunk is about the size of a kitten eight months old.The History of Louisiana
Le Page Du Pratz
- a young cat
- have kittens or have a canary British informal to react with disapproval, anxiety, etcshe had kittens when she got the bill US equivalent: have a cow
- (of cats) to give birth to (young)
Word Origin for kitten
late 14c., probably from an Anglo-French variant of Old French chitoun (Old North French caton) "little cat," from chat "cat," from Late Latin cattus (see cat). Applied playfully to a young girl, a sweetheart, from 1870.
see have a fit (kittens); weak as a kitten.