verb (used with or without object)
Origin of kitten
Examples from the Web for kitten
Suppose I have a sincere religious belief that if I stop at a stop sign, God kills a kitten.
They are cheered on by penguins and interrupted by a kitten halftime show after the first hour.
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|Elizabeth Wurtzel|September 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
A little girl wearing preppy clothes with a kitten—people want to be like her and wear those same clothes.
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)|Jean Trinh|January 23, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Some days later the kitten appeared with a huge pink bow behind its ears, somewhat awkwardly tied, if it must be confessed.Miss Billy|Eleanor H. Porter
"Then I fancy you will have no trouble with Milly's pony, which is as gentle as a kitten," Mr. Roseveldt replied.Witch Winnie|Elizabeth W. Champney
The kitten stalked down to the slough in which Four-Leaf and Clover were making their home.Swamp Cat|James Arthur Kjelgaard
That's the way a wolf or a tiger would sound, outside the circle of a fire's glow, unable to help its kitten or cub.Winner Take All|Larry Evans
I started up in distress; but Janet, putting the kitten gently back on the table, burst into laughter.The Argosy|Various
British Dictionary definitions for kitten
Word Origin for kitten
Word Origin and History 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.
Idioms and Phrases with kitten
see have a fit (kittens); weak as a kitten.