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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CATTISH

As if I didn't know, when I'm in that mood, I'm a cattish little spitfire!

She had very good hair but grey eyes, that gave her a cattish appearance.

McTerza, with a cattish spring, leaped through a rain of brickbats for Rucker.

I had a cattish desire to fight him and let him know his place.

And be gracious to everybody, even to those who have been most cattish.

Sort of cattish way of implying that the fair Olga could get along without any moon at all.

Mrs. Hetherington, whom the end of the voyage had left nervy and cross, said cattish things.

Of course the girls did not call it cattish even in their own minds—just thoughtlessness.

Before the end of our engagement, Wharton-Duprez had taken the most cattish dislike to me; I have never known why.

It does not seem to be their genius to do more than Fishwomen, to scratch and tear one or two to pieces in a cattish fury.

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "cat-like," from cat (n.) + -ish. From 1883 as "catty." Related: Cattishly; cattishness.

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