kittenish

[kit-n-ish]

adjective

coyly playful.
like or in the manner of a kitten.

Origin of kittenish

First recorded in 1745–55; kitten + -ish1
Related formskit·ten·ish·ly, adverbkit·ten·ish·ness, noun
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kittenish

adjective

like a kitten; lively
(of a woman) flirtatious, esp coyly flirtatious
Derived Formskittenishly, adverbkittenishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for kittenish
adj.

1754, from kitten + -ish. Related: Kittenishly; Kittenishness.

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