World English Dictionary
kitten (ˈkɪtən)
1.  a young cat
2.  informal (Brit) have kittens, have a canary US equivalent: have a cow to react with disapproval, anxiety, etc: she had kittens when she got the bill
3.  (of cats) to give birth to (young)
[C14: from Old Northern French caton, from cat1; probably influenced by Middle English kiteling]

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