catty
Pronunciation
  • (America) IPA: /ˈkæti/, [ˈkʰæɾi]
Adjective

catty (comparative cattier, superlative cattiest)

  1. (informal, of a person or remark) With subtle hostility in an effort to hurt, annoy or upset, particularly among women.
  2. (informal) Resembling or characteristic of a cat.
    a catty smell
Synonyms Related terms Translations Noun

catty (plural catties)

  1. A (unit of) weight used in China, generally standardized as half a kilogram.
    • 2009, Huaiyin Li, Village China Under Socialism and Reform: A Micro-History, 1948-2008, Stanford University Press, ISBN 978-0-8047-5974-8, page 94 ↗:
      To limit team members' consumption, it issued food stamps to the villagers and allowed everyone to eat one catty of rice a day.
    • 1847, Robert Montgomery Martin, China; Political, Commercial, and Social, Volume 2, James Madden (publisher), page 124 ↗:
      Transparent yellow pieces are the best; the price is from eight to fourteen dollars per catty, according to size and quality.
Translations
  • Russian: ка́тти

Catty
Proper noun
  1. (US, colloquial) The borough of Catasauqua in Pennsylvania.



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