scaredy-cat

[skair-dee-kat]

noun Informal.


Nearby words

  1. scare out of one's wits,
  2. scare quotes,
  3. scare up,
  4. scarecrow,
  5. scared,
  6. scarehead,
  7. scaremonger,
  8. scaremongering,
  9. scareware,
  10. scarf

Origin of scaredy-cat

1930–35; scared + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for scaredy cat

scaredy-cat

noun

informal someone who is easily frightened
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