Talk:cat's pyjamas

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

The following is from the soon to be deleted page on Wikipedia.


The cat's pajamas is an English slang phrase coined by w:Thomas A. Dorgan. The phrase means "the height of excellence", became popular in the U.S. in the w:1920s,[1] [2] along with bee's knees, "the cat's whiskers" (possibly from the use of these in radio crystal sets), and similar phrases that didn't endure: "the eel's ankle", "the elephant's instep", "the snake's hip" and "the capybara's spats".[3]


What's the policy on less than genteel language? Another equivalent phrase is the dog's bollocks, which is probably much more widely used and recognised than the cat's meow.

References[edit]

Phrase not dated[edit]

I've removed the "dated" from the definition. NGRAM shows the phrase is as popular as it ever was.Jbening 19:07, 12 February 2011 (UTC)