catitude

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of cat and attitude.

Noun[edit]

catitude (plural catitudes)

  1. (humorous) An attitude belonging to or befitting of a cat.
    • 1988, Rita Mae Brown, Bingo, Bantam Dell (2008), ISBN 9780553380408, page 248:
      I didn't notice Mother until Goodyear leapt up to greet me—and with dirty paws too. Pewter, full of catitude, refused to move aside for Goodyear.
    • 2003, "Cats' Drinking: Is It Smarts Or Snobbery?", The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, California), 5 October 2003:
      Ally, the alpha cat in my household, has a severe case of catitude. She demands to sit on my lap and leaves as soon as she has altered whatever I was doing.
    • 2004, A. O. Scott, "FILM REVIEW; Not-So-Cuddly Cat: This One Cracks a Mean Whip", The New York Times, 22 July 2004:
      Like "Garfield," "Catwoman" is really a parody of catitude, offering glib mockery of a domestic species notorious for its pride and hauteur.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.