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  1. A diminutive of the female given name Catherine or any of its variant spellings.
    • 1892 Walter Malone, Narcissus: and Other Poems, J.B.Lippincott Company 1892, page 133 ("Mary"):
      And "Mable" 'sa name that ever sounds sweetly / And charms and enchants a mortal completely / While "Katie" suggests brown eyes and brown tresses / Created for love and lover's caresses.
  2. The Missouri, Kansas and Texas (M.K.T) Railroad.
    When the Katie came through, the town's entire economy and culture changed.
  3. (poker slang) A king and a ten as a starting hand in Texas hold 'em due to phonetic similarity with "K-T"