“divination by means of a mirror,” 1610s, from Latinized comb. form of Greek katoptron “mirror” (see catoptric) + -mancy.
New England. a noisy disturbance; commotion. Historical Examples
- Cats and dogs
noun phrase Low-priced stocks, such as those returning no dividends at all (1870s+ Stock market) Related Terms rain cats and dogs
noun a one-piece usually close-fitting trouser suit n. also cat-suit, 1960, from cat (n.) + suit (n.). noun A tight-fitting garment covering the entire body: Michelle is wearing a skintight black catsuit and short high-heeled boots [1990s+; Perhaps suggested by the seeming-epidermal garb of a character named Catwoman, played by Julie Newmar in the 1970s […]
ketchup. Historical Examples noun a variant (esp US) of ketchup