catgirl

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English[edit]

A catgirl.

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Etymology[edit]

From cat +‎ girl.

Noun[edit]

catgirl ‎(plural catgirls)

  1. (chiefly Japanese fiction) A female fictional character who has a cat's ears, tail, or other feline characteristics on an otherwise humanoid body.
    • 2009, Jason S. Yadao, The Rough Guide to Manga (page 222)
      But publishers cannot survive on cute catgirls alone.
    • 2010, Jonathan Clements, Schoolgirl Milky Crisis: Adventures in the Anime and Manga Trade
      Back in 1997, the Japanese magazines made a big deal out of the fact that the catgirl detective anime Hyper Police was on at one in the morning []
  2. A female who wears a cat costume.

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