Definition of kitten noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈkɪtn//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪtn//
Pets, Domesticated mammals
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  • a young cat See related entries: Pets, Domesticated mammals
  • Word Originlate Middle English kitoun, ketoun, from an Anglo-Norman French variant of Old French chitoun, diminutive of chat ‘cat’.Idioms (British English, informal) to be very anxious, angry or upset about something
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