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Cats kept as pets

kitty

noun

a way of talking to or about a cat

moggy

noun

a cat

mouser

noun

a cat that catches mice

puss

noun

a cat

pussy

noun

a cat. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

pussycat

noun

a cat. This word is used mainly by children or when speaking to children.

Siamese cat

noun

a cat with short fur that is pale on its body and dark on its ears, face, feet, and tail

tabby

noun

a cat with fur that has bands of different colours, usually grey or brown and orange

tom

noun

a tomcat

tomcat

noun

a male cat

tortoiseshell

noun

a type of cat that is black, white, brown, and orange

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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