Synonyms for kitten

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Suddenly she smiled—the smile that suggested, in some subtle way, a kitten.

I was ill for three days, and all that time the kitten was kept with me.

Wordsworth's "Kitten and the Falling Leaves," is in the high, moralizing style.

Then, too, he used to wash Jack, lapping him all over as a mother cat does her kitten.

The Pole-cat or Skunk is about the size of a kitten eight months old.

She was absolutely without fear, and could climb like a kitten.

A philosopher who gives his life for a kitten will have advanced the Kingdom of Heaven.

The ball game was exceptional only because Evu prefers the rôle of kitten to that of queen.

After that you never saw the cat anywhere unless the kitten was there, too.

She jumped out of her chair and whirled around like a kitten in a fit.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., probably from an Anglo-French variant of Old French chitoun (Old North French caton) "little cat," from chat "cat," from Late Latin cattus (see cat). Applied playfully to a young girl, a sweetheart, from 1870.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR KITTEN

cat

nounfeline animal, sometimes a pet
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