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catty (adj.)

1886, "devious and spiteful," from cat (n.) + -y (2). Slightly earlier in this sense was cattish. Meaning "pertaining to cats" is from 1902. Related: Cattily; cattiness.

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Definitions of catty
1
catty (n.)
any of various units of weight used in southeastern Asia (especially a Chinese measure equal to 500 grams);
Synonyms: cattie
2
catty (adj.)
marked by or arising from malice;
a catty remark
Synonyms: bitchy / cattish
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