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A catgirl.

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From cat +‎ girl.


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 girl or woman who wears a cat costume.



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