Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A short portrait.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Designating a club in London, to which Addison and Steele belonged; -- so called from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, who served the club with mutton pies.
  • adj. Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-eight or twenty-nine inches by thirty-six; -- so called because that size was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for the portraits he painted of the members of the Kitcat Club.
  • n. A game played by striking with a stick small piece of wood, called a cat, shaped like two cones united at their bases; tipcat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The game of tip-cat.
  • n. A particular size of portrait, less than half-length, in which a hand may be shown; a truncated portrait.

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Examples

  • The portrait was a 'kitcat' of a young gentleman, bravely dressed in the fashion of 1750, and he very faintly remembered some old tales that his father had told him about this ancestor -- tales of the woods and fields, of the deep sunken lanes, and the forgotten country in the west.

    The House of Souls

  • Is yu still underdere, kitcat? cumowt, cumowt, itz Toosdai naow.

    Nawt comin’ out - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • That he exactly could not tell the worshipfuls but his mother-inwaders had the recipis for the price of the coffin and that he was there to tell them that herself was the velocipede that could tell them kitcat.

    Finnegans Wake

  • Powell, walking for the benefit of her health, in the north shrubberies, and incurring imminent danger of a sun-stroke for the same praiseworthy reason, contrived to pass the lodge, and to see Mr. Conyers lounging, dark and splendid, on the window-sill, exhibiting a kitcat of his handsome person framed in the clustering foliage which hung about the cottage walls.

    Aurora Floyd. A Novel

  • It must be two pounds for a bust, and three pounds for a kitcat.

    A Simpleton

  • And my aunt would like to see the new staircase, and to see a kitcat view of a robin redbreast sitting on her nest in a sawpit, discovered by

    The Life and Letters of Maria Edgeworth, Volume 1

  • Lee is the accountant who can funnel the Caylee money properly! as u kitcat, most on this blog r from the same mind set to varying degrees, we all have opinions that differ & from different places but the root of it is heart.

    Blogger News Network

  • C~A Lorim, kitcat 123 … are you a renamed person? or new?

    Blogger News Network

  • There are so many issues in play, why did they wait to tell about the damn cousin!? oh no kitcat, she's been on camera several times w / Ron & she has very short hair, plus it's a different color, that is a Dollar store special hair piece.

    Blogger News Network

  • I don't know what ur reaction was when it 1st came out on NG kitcat, my mouth was hanging open.

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