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[kit-n] /ˈkɪt n/

a young cat.
verb (used with or without object)
(of cats) to give birth; bear.
a young cat
(Brit, informal) have kittens, have a canary, to react with disapproval, anxiety, etc: she had kittens when she got the bill US equivalent have a cow
(of cats) to give birth to (young)

late 14c., probably from an Anglo-French variant of Old French chitoun (Old North French caton) “little cat,” from chat “cat,” from Late Latin cattus (see cat). Applied playfully to a young girl, a sweetheart, from 1870.

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