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Kit-Cat Club

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Definition of Kit-Cat Club in English:

An association of prominent Whigs and literary figures founded in the early part of the 18th century. According to Alexander Pope its members included Richard Steele, Joseph Addison, William Congreve, and John Vanbrugh.

Origin

named after Kit (= Christopher) Cat or Catling, who kept the pie house in Shire Lane, by Temple Bar, the original meeting place of the club.

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