Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A young animal; a whelp or cub.
  • noun Specifically, a young cat; a kitten.
  • Young; innocent-looking.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obs. or Scot. A young kitten; a whelp.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete Any young animal, especially a kitten.

Etymologies

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From Middle English kiteling ("kitten, kit"), from Old Norse ketlingr ("kitten"), diminutive of kǫttr ("cat"), equivalent to kit +‎ -ling. Cognate with Norwegian ketling ("kitten"). More at kitten.

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