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cattish

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