Kitty



[kit-ee] /ˈkɪt i/

noun, plural kitties.
1.
a .
2.
a pet name for a cat.
[kit-ee] /ˈkɪt i/
noun, plural kitties.
1.
a pool or reserve of money, often collected from a number of persons or sources and designated for a particular purpose specified by the contributors.
2.
Cards.

[kit-ee] /ˈkɪt i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of or .
/ˈkɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
a diminutive or affectionate name for a kitten, cat1
/ˈkɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the pool of bets in certain gambling games
2.
any shared fund of money, etc
3.
(in bowls) the jack
n.

“young cat,” 1719, variant of kitten, perhaps influenced by kitty “girl, young woman” (c.1500), originally a pet form of fem. proper name Catherine. Kitty Hawk, N.C., apparently is a mangling of a native Algonquian name; it also has been written as Chicahauk.

“pool of money in a card game,” 1887, probably from kit (n.1), in a sense of “collection of necessary supplies” (1833); but perhaps rather from northern England slang kitty “prison, jail, lock-up” (1825), of uncertain origin.

noun

The pot or pool of money in a gambling game, made up of contributions from the players; a contributed fund: Each put $25,000 in the kitty (1891+ Gambling)

Related Terms

bitch kitty, dust kitty, feed the kitty, it’s a bitch

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Kitty-corner

    [kit-ee-kawr-nerd] /ˈkɪt iˌkɔr nərd/ adjective, adverb, Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. 1. . [kat-i-kawr-nerd, kat-ee-, kat-er-] /ˈkæt ɪˌkɔr nərd, ˈkæt i-, ˈkæt ər-/ adjective 1. . adverb 2. . /ˈkætəˌkɔːnəd/ adjective, adverb 1. (US & Canadian, informal) diagonally placed; diagonal Also catty-cornered, kitty-cornered adjective 1. a variant of cater-cornered

  • Kitty-cornered

    [kit-ee-kawr-nerd] /ˈkɪt iˌkɔr nərd/ adjective, adverb, Chiefly Northern and Western U.S. 1. . adjective 1. a variant of cater-cornered



  • Kittyhawk

    [kit-ee-hawk] /ˈkɪt iˌhɔk/ noun 1. a village in NE North Carolina: Wright brothers’ airplane flight 1903.

  • Kittys

    [kit-ee] /ˈkɪt i/ noun 1. a female given name, form of or . /ˈkɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. a diminutive or affectionate name for a kitten, cat1 /ˈkɪtɪ/ noun (pl) -ties 1. the pool of bets in certain gambling games 2. any shared fund of money, etc 3. (in bowls) the jack n. “young cat,” […]



Disclaimer: Kitty definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.