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tortie

Line breaks: tor¦tie
Pronunciation: /ˈtɔːtiː
 
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Definition of tortie in English:

noun

informal
A tortoiseshell cat: I currently have two torties and a calico as foster cats
More example sentences
  • The oldest is another tiny, shy tortie called Jess. She's a true lap cat and loves a fuss.
  • I have a tortie named Pepper.
  • My vet takes no guff from snotty torties.

Origin

1940s: diminutive of tortoiseshell.

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