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scaredy-cat

[skair-dee-kat] /ˈskɛər diˌkæt/
noun, Informal.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35; scared + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for scaredy-cat

scaredy-cat

/ˈskɛədɪˌkæt/
noun
1.
(informal) someone who is easily frightened
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