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Syllabification: kit·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈkidē
 
/

noun (plural kitties)

1A fund of money for communal use, made up of contributions from a group of people.
Example sentences
  • It is always easier to raise private donations if the government is seen to make a contribution towards the kitty.
  • The jackpot is set to start at around €10 million with rollovers and bonus prize funds boosting the kitty to more than €50 million.
  • There is still money left in the kitty according to the manager, and he says he will spend it, albeit with a natural reluctance.
1.1A pool of money in some gambling card games.
Example sentences
  • Before each new deal the dealer has the option to add more money to the kitty, but must not take anything out of it.
  • Before each deal, each player must pay 1 unit into the pool or kitty.
  • Before the first round, each player puts a stake into a kitty.

Origin

early 19th century (denoting a jail): of unknown origin.

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  • The pet name for a cat is a shortening of the earlier word kitten (Late Middle English). Both ultimately go back to chitoun, an Old French pet form of chat ‘cat’. When a successful person is said to scoop the kitty their success has nothing to do with cats, but looks back to the use of kitty in northern English as a word for a prison. By the end of the 19th century it was being used generally in gambling as a name for the pool of money that is staked—to be scooped up by the luckiest player.

Words that rhyme with kitty

banditti, bitty, chitty, city, committee, ditty, gritty, intercity, megacity, nitty-gritty, Pitti, pity, pretty, shitty, slitty, smriti, spitty, titty, vittae, witty

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There are 2 main definitions of kitty in English:

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Syllabification: kit·ty
Pronunciation: /ˈkidē
 
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noun (plural kitties)

A pet name or a child’s name for a kitten or cat.
Example sentences
  • For indoor cats, my kitties spend an awful lot of time outside.
  • Choose a time when your home is not too busy and you will have time to devote to your new kitty and your existing cat.
  • I snuggled on the sofa with my adorable kitty cat and watched TV.

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