black cat

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Many cultures have superstitions about black cats, often ascribing either "good luck" or "bad luck" to them.

black cat (plural black cats)

  1. A fisher, North American marten that has thick brown fur (Pekania pennanti, syn. Martes pennanti).
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see black,‎ cat.





black cat (third-person singular simple present black cats, present participle black catting, simple past and past participle black catted)

  1. (nautical slang) To do better than another in some respect. To one up.
    • (Can we date this quote?), (Please provide the book title or journal name)[1]:
      The team name derives from the Lynx wildcat of 702 Naval Air Squadron’s badge and also the naval slang of “Black Catting” which implies having done or owned something better than anyone else.