catloaf

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catloaf

Etymology[edit]

From cat +‎ loaf.

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catloaf (plural catloaves)

  1. (slang, rare) The loaflike form of a domestic cat sitting with paws and tail tucked underneath the body.
    • 1999, "Ailsa N Murphy", RIP, Silver-The-Cat (on Internet newsgroup rec.arts.sf.fandom)
      And Gary never got to see him do the full catloaf, where he curled up face-down so that all that stuck out were the tips of his ears. I never got a picture of that, either.
    • 2004, "Franz Bestuchev", catloaf (on Internet newsgroup alt.support.depression)
      One must often attend to the tail and ensure it remains tucked and not become flippant, so as to maintain a catloaf of presentable form.
    • 2009, Brigitte Eilert-Overbeck, Cats, ISBN 0764142844, page 47:
      "Catloaf" position with paws and tail tucked under the body: "Please do not disturb!"

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