American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A young cat.
- v. To bear kittens.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A young cat; any young animal of the cat kind.
- n. One of several bombycid moths or pussmoths. The poplar-kitten is Dicranura bifida; the alder-kitten is D. bicuspis.
- To bring forth young, as a cat.
- n. A young cat. Diminutive: kitty.
- n. A young rabbit, rat, hedgehog, squirrel, fox, beaver or badger.
- v. To give birth to kittens.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A young cat.
- v. To bring forth young, as a cat; to bring forth, as kittens.
- v. have kittens
- n. young domestic cat
- From Middle English kiton, kitoun, kyton ("kitten"), diminutive of cat ("cat"). First element probably from Middle English kiteling ("kitten, kit"), from Old Norse ketlingr ("kitten"). Compare Low German kitten ("kitten"). More at kitling, cat, -en. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English kitoun, probably from Old North French *caton, diminutive of cat, cat, from Late Latin cattus. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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