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Meaning of “kitty” in the English Dictionary

"kitty" in British English

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kittynoun

uk   /ˈkɪ.ti/  us   /-t̬i/
  • kitty noun (MONEY)

[C usually singular] an ​amount of ​money that is made up of ​smallamounts given by different ​people, used by them for an ​agreedpurpose: We all put $20 in/into the kitty to ​cover the ​cost of ​food.
  • kitty noun (CAT)

[C] informal a ​cat or ​kitten: Here kitty, kitty, kitty!
(Definition of kitty from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"kitty" in American English

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kittynoun

 us   /ˈkɪt̬·i/
  • kitty noun (MONEY)

[C usually sing] money to be used for a ​particularpurpose that has been ​collected from a ​number of ​people: We each put $20 a ​week into the kitty to ​cover the ​cost of ​food.
  • kitty noun (CAT)

[C] a ​cat or ​kitten
(Definition of kitty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"kitty" in Business English

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kittynoun [C, usually singular]

uk   us   /ˈkɪti/ (plural kitties) informal
an ​amount of ​money that has been ​collected by a ​person or ​organization for a particular ​purpose: a campaign/​pension/​retirement kitty Fines are ​collected and the ​money goes into a kitty to be used for ​entertainmentpurposes at the end of the ​season.in the kitty Five days into the ​project there was just £35 ​left in the kitty.
(Definition of kitty from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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