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  1. coyly playful.
  2. like or in the manner of a kitten.
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Origin of kittenish

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

childish, coy, flirtatious, frolicsome, impish, jaunty, mischievous, sportive, coquettish, elvish, fun-loving

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British Dictionary definitions for kittenish


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


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

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