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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
kitty
noun
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▪ Here, kitty, nice kitty.
▪ The funds go into the kitty, to be used for special school projects.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Kitty

Kitty \Kit"ty\, n.

  1. A kitten; also, a pet name or calling name for the cat.

  2. [Etym. uncertain.] (Gaming) The percentage taken out of a pool to pay for refreshments, or for the expenses of the table; by extension, any pool of money aggregated from small contributions.
    --R. F. Foster.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
kitty

"young cat," 1719, variant of kitten, perhaps influenced by kitty "girl, young woman" (c.1500), originally a pet form of fem. proper name Catherine. Kitty Hawk, N.C., apparently is a mangling of a native Algonquian name; it also has been written as Chicahauk.

kitty

"pool of money in a card game," 1887, probably from kit (n.1), in a sense of "collection of necessary supplies" (1833); but perhaps rather from northern England slang kitty "prison, jail, lock-up" (1825), of uncertain origin.

Wiktionary
kitty

n. 1 A kitten or young cat. 2 (context childish English) A pet name for a cat. 3 A money pool, as for a card game, or for shared expenses. 4 (context poker slang English) In a home game, a small, specified amount taken from each pot to pay the host's expenses. 5 (context slang English) Female genitals. (qualifier: less vulgar) 6 (context card games English) A set of additional cards dealt face down in some games.

WordNet
kitty
  1. n. 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]

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Kitty

Kitty is another word for a cat, a small, domesticated carnivorous mammal of the subspecies Felis silvestris catus, or more particularly a kitten, a young cat.

Kitty or Kittie may also refer to:

Kitty (given name)

Kitty or Kittie is an Irish feminine given name, derived from Catherine or Katherine. It is also a diminutive form of Kathy, Katey, and Karen.

Kitty (song)

"Kitty" is the name of the third single by the post-grunge/ alternative rock band The Presidents of the United States of America. The song, along with " Lump", and " Peaches", helped propel Presidents of the United States of America to a platinum level.

"Kitty" had originally appeared on the demo tape Froggystyle. This version was entitled "Kitty at My Foot". According to Dave Dederer, the song was based "as far as I know" on a true story about "a bad little cat that lived in some apt. Chris shared with some folks in Boston".

Kitty (1945 film)

Kitty is a 1945 film, a costume drama set in London during the 1780s, directed by Mitchell Leisen, based on the novel of the same name by Rosamond Marshall (published in 1943), with a screenplay by Karl Tunberg. It stars Paulette Goddard, Ray Milland, Constance Collier, Patric Knowles, Reginald Owen, and Cecil Kellaway as the English painter Thomas Gainsborough. In a broad interpretation of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion story line, the film tells the rags-to-riches story of a young guttersnipe, cockney girl.

Kitty (1929 film)

Kitty is a 1929 British drama film directed by Victor Saville and starring Estelle Brody and John Stuart. The film was adapted from the 1927 novel of the same name by Warwick Deeping and marked the third co-star billing of Brody and Stuart, who had previously proved a very popular screen pairing in Mademoiselle from Armentieres (1926) and Hindle Wakes (1927).

Kitty was initially planned and filmed as a silent, but on its original completion Saville decided to reshoot the latter part with sound. As no suitable facilities were yet available in Britain, Saville, Brody and Stuart travelled to New York to shoot the new sequences at RKO Studios. The film was released in the form of a silent which switched to sound after the half-way point.

Kitty (actor)

Raja Krishnamoorthy, popularly known as Kitty is an Indian director, producer, screenwriter and actor, primarily working in the Tamil film industry. He has directed films like Dasarathan which was critically acclaimed. He made his acting debut in Mani Ratnam' s Nayakan released in 1987.

Kitty (2002 film)

Kitty is a 2002 Indian Kannada language action film directed by G. K. Mudduraj and written by B. A. Madhu. The film features Darshan and Navya Natarajan in the lead roles whilst Bhavya and Avinash play other pivotal roles.

The film featured original score and soundtrack composed by Sadhu Kokila. It was dubbed into Hindi language with the same title.

Kitty (2016 film)

Kitty is a 2016 American short drama film directed and written by Chloë Sevigny, based on the short story of same name by Paul Bowles. The film stars Ione Skye, Lee Meriwether, and Edie Yvonne. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.

Kitty (novel)

Kitty is a 1927 novel by the British writer Warwick Deeping. Like his earlier Sorrell and Son it was a bestseller.

Kitty (rapper)

Kathryn-Leigh Beckwith (born February 25, 1993), better known by her stage nameKitty (formerly Kitty Pryde), is an American hip hop recording artist from Daytona Beach, Florida. While serving as a member of Jokers in Trousers, a comedy hip hop group, she received recognition from fellow American rapper Riff Raff. Together the duo collaborated on a single, "Orion's Belt," in June 2012.

She was a clerk at Claire's in Daytona Beach. She started college when she was 16 and signed up for classes to attend the University of Central Florida.

Kitty's song "Okay Cupid" became a viral hit and was ranked number 17 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the top 50 songs of 2012.

On May 25, 2016, Kitty married musician Sam Ray.

Kitty (CSI)

"Kitty" is an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. Kitty introduced FBI Agent Avery Ryan from CSI: Cyber which this episode served as the back-door pilot of the series. Despite being credited Jorja Fox and Jon Wellner who portray Sara Sidle and Henry Andrews do not appear in this episode (although the latter does appear in a deleted scene).

Usage examples of "kitty".

Kitty stepped back from him as if he had raised a hand to her, just as Axel stepped forward for the same reason.

Then she happens to notice the flattened blintzes on my plate and she scowls hard enough to turn her tattoo into Hello Kitty Litter.

They had looked upon the wine when it was red, and were so beerily bonhomous that Kitty confided to Laura that she was not at all certain whether it would be justifiable to allow them to take the stage.

Van Brugh raised his three-cornered hat in courtly salute, staring hard at Kitty and the fisherman as he passed them.

Master Byles Gridley had struck a spade deeper than he knew into his first countermine, for Kitty had none of those delicate scruples about the means of obtaining information which might have embarrassed a diplomatist of higher degree.

This was the substance of what Master Byles Gridley got out of Kitty Fagan.

She had kept her eyes steadily on him all the time, and was still gazing at the altar on which her happiness had been in some way offered up, when the door was opened by Kitty Fagan, and Master Byles Gridley was ushered into the parlor.

We changed those things one by one, and what became of Kitty Cahoun, nobody knows.

Kitty could not deny that he was attractive, dressed so dandily, however personally unappealing she found him.

Father Donovan and delivered into the hands of Dinny, at his case, by Kitty Fagan--a book he opened at one a.

Kitty, bestormden, onder de hoede der drie meisjes, den reeds aangespannen tentwagen.

Max why we might want to consider investing a significant chunk of our betting kitty in a ten-dollar exacta wheel tomorrow night.

You see before you citizen Jacques Faucon, his wife Kitty, a shrew if ever there was one, and her mother Judith, who remains silent and eats us out of house and home, which is why she has more meat on her than either of us.

This, as you have no doubt guessed, is cito yen ne Kitty Faucon, the bane of my life.

I felt that it was fortunate for me that I had Goudar, who introduced me to all the most famous courtezans in London, above all to the illustrious Kitty Fisher, who was just beginning to be fashionable.