- 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.
Then, too, he used to wash Jack, lapping him all over as a mother cat does her kitten.
Wordsworth's "Kitten and the Falling Leaves," is in the high, moralizing style.
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
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.