kittenish

[ kit-n-ish ]
/ ˈkɪt n ɪʃ /

adjective

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

Origin of kittenish

First recorded in 1745–55; kitten + -ish1

Related forms

kit·ten·ish·ly, adverbkit·ten·ish·ness, noun
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kittenish

/ (ˈkɪtənɪʃ) /

adjective

like a kitten; lively
(of a woman) flirtatious, esp coyly flirtatious

Derived Forms

kittenishly, adverbkittenishness, noun
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