Definición de kitten en inglés:

kitten

Silabificación: kit·ten
Pronunciación: /ˈkitn
 
/

sustantivo

  • 1A young cat.
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    • Please think about adopting an adult cat rather than a kitten, because a kitten is always assured of a home!
    • In the corner a tabby cat is curled round a nest of her kittens.
    • I have nine cats, three of them kittens, and they all sleep with me at night.
  • 1.1The young of several other animals, such as the rabbit and beaver.
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    • The mesh that protects the reserve is three centimetres in diameter, which is small enough to keep even rabbit kittens out.
    • While the mother Cougar will look after her kittens for up to eighteen months, they are solitary animals and only come together to mate.
    • Usually lynx roam a mile or two a day, but when the females prepare to have kittens, they zero in on a small area as they choose a den, aiming to hole up for a while.
  • 2A stout furry gray and white moth, the caterpillar of which resembles that of the puss moth.
    • Genus Furcula, family Notodontidae

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  • (Of a cat or certain other animals) give birth.
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    • However, many cats are contrary and may choose the most inconvenient places to kitten in, such as your bed.
    • Supply several large cardboard boxes well lined with newspaper for her to kitten in.

Frases

have kittens

informal Be extremely nervous or upset.
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  • No-one seems to know who is paying - the Metropolitan Police Authority is rightly having kittens at the possible budget consequences, as most of the police officers qualified for the job come from their force.
  • The PM's bodyguards must be having kittens.
  • I don't know how captain Rhona Martin managed it because I was having kittens just watching.

Origen

late Middle English kitoun, ketoun, from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French chitoun, diminutive of chat 'cat'.

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