a dispute carried out with intense hostility and bitterness.
But media attention can turn a delicate situation into a catfight.
Chile’s Etiquette of Love Tracy Quan October 15, 2010
A Different Kind of catfight This feud between news anchor and weather woman is one for the ages.
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(informal) a fight between two women
any of the numerous fishes of the order or suborder Nematognathi (or Siluroidei), characterized by barbels around the mouth and the absence of scales. a wolffish of the genus Anarhichas. any of various other fishes having a fancied resemblance to a cat. Slang. a person who assumes a false identity or personality on the Internet, […]
See under flea. any of numerous small, wingless bloodsucking insects of the order Siphonaptera, parasitic upon mammals and birds and noted for their ability to leap. either of two common fleas of the genus Ctenocephalides, the very small, black C. felis (cat flea) or the similar but larger C. canis (dog flea) both of which […]
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noun (vet science) an upper respiratory-tract infection in cats, resulting in sneezing, ocular and nasal discharges, and coughs
to move in the soft, stealthy manner of a cat; pussyfoot. Historical Examples Be off, old pray-lip—off, and take with you Your cat-foot peace and milky piety! The Mortal Gods and Other Plays Olive Tilford Dargan