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cattish

[kat-ish] /ˈkæt ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
catlike; feline.
2.
spiteful; malicious.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; cat1 + -ish1
Related forms
cattishly, adverb
cattishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for cattish

catty1

/ˈkætɪ/
adjective -tier, -tiest
1.
(informal) spiteful: a catty remark
2.
of or resembling a cat
Derived Forms
cattily, cattishly, adverb
cattiness, cattishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for cattish
adj.

1590s, "cat-like," from cat (n.) + -ish. From 1883 as "catty." Related: Cattishly; cattishness.

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