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scaredy-cat

[ skair-dee-kat ]
/ ˈskɛər diˌkæt /
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noun Informal.

fraidy-cat.

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scare out of one's wits, scare quotes, scare up, scarecrow, scared, scaredy-cat, scarehead, scaremonger, scaremongering, scareware, scarf

Origin of scaredy-cat

1930–35; scared + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for scaredy-cat

scaredy-cat

/ (ˈskɛədɪˌkæt) /

noun

informal someone who is easily frightened
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