noncat

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

non- +‎ cat

Noun[edit]

noncat (plural noncats)

  1. That which is not cat.
    • 1987, Ronald W. Langacker, Foundations of Cognitive Grammar: Theoretical prerequisites
      ...the observation that something is black would not suffice to identify it as a (black) cat since many noncats are also black.
    • 2002, Karen Pryor, Don't shoot the dog!: the new art of teaching and training
      Cats will even copy noncats. One evening my daughter spent an hour teaching her poodle to sit on a child's rocking chair and rock it...

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