kitty

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English[edit]

A kitty (feline kitten).

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Etymology[edit]

From kit +‎ -y (diminutive suffix). Compare Dutch katje (kitty).

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kitty (plural kitties)

  1. (informal) A kitten or young cat.
  2. (childish, sometimes capitalized) A pet name for a cat.
    Aw, look at the kitty!
    • 2007, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Starting from Scratch: How to Correct Behavior Problems in Your Adult Cat
      Even how a child picks up and handles the cat can make the kitty begin to fear the very sight of the youngster.
  3. A money pool used for a particular purpose, such as for a card game or for shared expenses.
    • 2015, Betty Hall Jones, Peter Vacher, Swingin' on Central Avenue: African American Jazz in Los Angeles, Rowman & Littlefield, →ISBN, page 99:
      They told me you always had to come back to the band with your hand open so they could see what tip you got and you put that in the kitty.
  4. (poker, slang) In a home game, a small, specified amount taken from each pot to pay the host's expenses.
  5. (slang, vulgar) Euphemistic form of pussy: vulva and/or vagina.
    • 2017, CoCo Amoure, Promise Me Forever 2: Falling For A Young Boss, unnumbered page:
      The way Tariq was licking her kitty had her clutching the sheets.
    • 2020, Shanté Funches, Web of Desire, unnumbered page:
      She'd heard most men didn't have the skills to make a girl lose her mind by licking her kitty.
    • 2021, Latto, "Big Energy (Clean Version)", single:
      Can't skip foreplay, kill the kitty cold case
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:kitty.
  6. (card games) A set of additional cards dealt face down in some games.

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  • (money pool): pot

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