Dictionary.com

scaredy-cat

[ skair-dee-kat ]
/ ˈskɛər diˌkæt /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: scaredy-cat / scaredy-cats on Thesaurus.com

noun Informal.
QUIZ
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Origin of scaredy-cat

First recorded in 1930–35; scared + -y2 + cat (in the slang sense “person, man”)
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use scaredy-cat in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for scaredy-cat

scaredy-cat
/ (ˈskɛədɪˌkæt) /

noun
informal someone who is easily frightened
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK