Etymology
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catchy (adj.)

"having the quality of 'catching' in the mind," 1831, from catch (v.) + -y (2). Considered colloquial at first. Related: Catchiness.

updated on October 22, 2017

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Definitions of catchy from WordNet

catchy (adj.)
having concealed difficulty;
a catchy question
Synonyms: tricky
catchy (adj.)
likely to attract attention;
a catchy title for a movie
Synonyms: attention-getting
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