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



    BrE BrE//ˈkɪti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɪti//
    (pl. kitties) Renting a home
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  1. 1(informal) if money is put in a kitty, a group of people all give an amount and the money is spent on something they all agree on We each put £50 in the kitty to cover the bills. See related entries: Renting a home
  2. 2(in card games, etc.) the sum of money that all the players bet, which is given to the winner
  3. 3(informal) a way of referring to a cat
  4. Word Originsenses 1 to 2 early 19th cent. (denoting a jail): of unknown origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: kitty