AskDefine | Define kitty

Dictionary Definition



1 the combined stakes of the betters [syn: pool]
2 the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker) [syn: pot, jackpot]
3 young domestic cat [syn: kitten]
4 informal terms referring to a domestic cat [syn: kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. a kitten or young cat
  2. a pet name for a cat
  3. a money pool, as for a card game, or for shared expenses.
  4. a less vulgar slang term for female genitals

Alternative spellings


kitten, small cat
  • Chinese:
    Mandarin: 猫咪 (māomī)
  • Danish: kattekilling
  • Dutch: katje, kattenjong
  • Estonian: kiisu
  • German: Kätzchen
  • Hungarian: cica
  • Italian: gattino
  • Japanese: qualifier young 仔猫, 子猫 (こねこ, koneko); qualifier small 小猫 (こねこ, koneko)
  • Norwegian: kattunge
  • Polish: kotek
  • Portuguese: gatinho
  • Russian: кошка, киса
  • Spanish: gatito
  • Swedish: kisse

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Extensive Definition

Kitty may refer to:
The name was used in English Victorian cockney slang for a prostitute.
In zoology:
  • Cat, small carnivorous mammal of the subspecies Felis silvestris catus, or any member of the genus Felis, or any member of the family Felidae
  • Kitten, a young cat
In music:
In sports:
  • A small white ball used as the target in lawn bowls
In literature:
  • A 1927 novel by Warwick Deeping, which was filmed and became the first British talkie in 1929
  • Kitty, the addressee of entries in Jewish war-victim Anne Frank's diary
  • Kitty Norville, the main character in urban fantasy novels by Carrie Vaughn
  • Kitty Drew is the name used in Swedish translations of detective Nancy Drew
In television and film:
In finance:
  • A money pool, often into which bets are placed and winnings are drawn from
kitty in French: Kitty
kitty in Korean: 키티
kitty in Japanese: キティ

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Cheshire cat, Chinchilla cat, Maltese cat, Swiss bank account, alley cat, assets, balance, bank, bank account, blue cat, bottom dollar, budget, calico cat, cash reserves, cat, checking account, collection, command of money, exchequer, feline, finances, fund, funds, gib, gib-cat, grimalkin, house cat, jackpot, kit, kitling, kitten, kitty-cat, life savings, means, moneys, mouser, nest egg, pecuniary resources, pocket, pool, pot, purse, puss, pussy, pussycat, reserves, resources, savings, savings account, silver cat, stakes, substance, tabby, tabby cat, tiger, tiger cat, tom, tomcat, tortoise-shell cat, treasure, unregistered bank account, wherewithal
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