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kittenish

[kit-n-ish] /ˈkɪt n ɪʃ/
adjective
1.
coyly playful.
2.
like or in the manner of a kitten.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; kitten + -ish1
Related forms
kittenishly, adverb
kittenishness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kittenish

kittenish

/ˈkɪtənɪʃ/
adjective
1.
like a kitten; lively
2.
(of a woman) flirtatious, esp coyly flirtatious
Derived Forms
kittenishly, adverb
kittenishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for kittenish
adj.

1754, from kitten + -ish. Related: Kittenishly; Kittenishness.

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