Maltese cat

[ mawl-teez-kat, -tees ]

  1. a bluish-gray variety of the domestic cat.

Origin of Maltese cat

First recorded in 1855–60
  • Also called Mal·tese .

Words Nearby Maltese cat Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Maltese cat in a sentence

  • A friend of ours had a beautiful Maltese cat named Primrose.

    Daisy | Miranda Eliot Swan
  • I have got a Maltese cat and four beautiful kittens, and should like to send the gentleman one of the kittens if he wants one.

  • At the feet of the sexton's wife, for such she was, reposed a Maltese cat, purring softly by way of showing her contentment.

    Paul Prescott's Charge | Horatio Alger
  • They were playing the last ounce in them, and The Maltese cat had left the goal undefended to join them.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 | Rudyard Kipling
  • The Maltese cat had put his nose into the front of Lutyens' shirt and was trying to say how sorry he was.

    The Day's Work, Volume 1 | Rudyard Kipling