Meaning of “kitten” in the English Dictionary


"kitten" in English

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kittennoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɪt.ən/ us /ˈkɪt̬.ən/

Examples from literature

  • But dogs sometimes look after other kinds of animals, like kittens, baby chickens, or even baby tigers. 
  • Puppies and kittens can melt our hearts when they look at us with their big eyes. 
  • Sometimes puppies and kittens play with things that we don’t want them to play with. 


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

"kitten" in American English

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kittennoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɪt·ən/

a young cat:

Our cat just had six kittens.

(Definition of “kitten” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)