Definitions

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  • proper noun A diminutive of the female given name Catherine.
  • noun slang The Caterpillar brand of heavy machinery.

Etymologies

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Abbreviation of Catherine.

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Abbreviation of Caterpillar.

Examples

  • As an associate sponsor of the No. 31 Caterpillar Chevrolet, Cat Footwear hopes that the partnership between Caterpillar and Richard Childress will result in a winning season for Jeff Burton - and ultimately help get Cat® boots and shoes on the feet of even more racing fans.

    PRWeb - Daily News Feed

  • The combination of the Celtic word "Cat" with the Saxon word "stane" may appear at first as an objection against the preceding idea of the origin and signification of the term Cat-stane.

    Archaeological Essays, Vol. 1

  • And as far as general tastes in fic go, I used to be all slash all the time hence the username - Cat is short for my name, incidentally, and does not imply any sort of Oscar-style leanings on my part, but in the last couple of years I've been much more into reading and writing genfic.

    TFV and me (mostly TFV) on fannish AUs

  • For most people, the combo invites the label Cat Lady, says Christie Callan-Jones, a filmmaker.

    Bella DePaulo: Who's Really Nuts, 20/20 or the 'Crazy Cat Ladies'?

  • For most people, the combo invites the label Cat Lady, says Christie Callan-Jones, a filmmaker.

    Bella DePaulo: Who's Really Nuts, 20/20 or the 'Crazy Cat Ladies'?

  • Captain Cat is an old sailor and I'm sure he saved our ship somehow from destruction.

    The Quaint and Curious Quest of Johnny Longfoot, the Shoe King's Son

  • Mayday the Cat is the exception, being like family.

    Heaven’s Garden « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • I think the movie version of "Cat" is non-sensical because who would say "No" to Liz Taylor and why?

    Reluctant Readers (copy)

  • "Cat" is short for "catastrophe" and the bonds, mostly issued by insurance companies, give a far higher rate of return than any conventional corporate, bank or government investment.

    New Statesman

  • "Cat" is short for "catastrophe" and the bonds, mostly issued by insurance companies, give a far higher rate of return than any conventional corporate, bank or government investment.

    New Statesman

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