Meaning of “catty” in the English Dictionary

"catty" in British English

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cattyadjective

uk /ˈkæt.i/ us /ˈkæt̬.i/

Catty words, especially speech, are unkind because they are intended to hurt someone:

She's always making catty remarks about her sister.
cattily
adverb uk /ˈkæt.əl.i/ us /ˈkæt̬.ə.li/
cattiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈkæt.i.nəs/ us /ˈkæt̬.i.nəs/

(Definition of “catty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"catty" in American English

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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)