cat

n
1.
a person. In the parlance of beatniks, hipsters, etc. Deriving from black musicians' argot, cat was an approving form for a fellow (almost always male - females were chicks). The word is still in use, unself-consciously among American blacks and jazz aficionados, and self-consciously in hip circles in Britain and Australia.
► 'All the cats and chicks/gonna get their kicks/at the hop.' (Lyrics to At the Hop, recorded by Danny and the Juniors, 1959)
2.
a spiteful woman. This sense is now so widespread as to be a colloquialism rather than true slang. It is probably derived from 'catty' rather than vice versa, although cat meant a prostitute until the end of the 19th century.
3.
American
the female genitals. A rarer alternative to pussy.
4.
Australian
a passive male homosexual. This sense of the word probably, although not certainly, originated as an abbreviation of catamite.
5a.
British
a person under the influence of drugs, particularly when rendered agi-tated or erratic. In this sense the term is said to be a contracted form of paracat.
5b.
British
someone craving a drug or drugs. A synonym of cretin. A term used by young street-gang mem-bers in London since around 2000.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • cat — (k[a^]t), n. [AS. cat; akin to D. & Dan. kat, Sw. katt, Icel. k[ o]ttr, G. katze, kater, Ir. cat, W. cath, Armor. kaz, LL. catus, Bisc. catua, NGr. ga ta, ga tos, Russ. & Pol. kot, Turk. kedi, Ar. qitt; of unknown origin. Cf. {Kitten}.] 1. (Zo[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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