catty Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"catty" in British English

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cattyadjective

uk   /ˈkæt.i/  us   /ˈkæt̬-/
Catty words, ​especiallyspeech, are ​unkind because they are ​intended to ​hurt someone: She's always making catty remarks about her ​sister.
cattily
adverb uk   /ˈkæt.ɪ.li/  us   /ˈkæt̬.ə-/
cattiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of catty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cattyadjective

 us   /ˈkæt̬·i/
(of words, esp. ​speech) ​intended to ​hurt someone; ​unkind: catty ​remarks
(Definition of catty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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