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alley cat

noun
1.
a homeless, usually mongrel, cat that scavenges for food in alleys, streets, etc.
Origin
1900-1905
1900-05
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British Dictionary definitions for alley-cat

alley cat

noun
1.
a homeless cat that roams in back streets
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Slang definitions & phrases for alley-cat

alley cat

noun phrase
  1. A homeless cat; stray cat
  2. A sexually promiscuous person, esp a woman

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with alley-cat

alley cat

A promiscuous woman; also, a person of loose morals. For example, She's constantly picking up men in bars—a real alley cat. This idiom transfers a stray cat that frequents alleys in search of food to a woman of easy virtue, especially a prostitute seeking customers. [ ; early 1900s ]
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