Definition of the Cheshire Cat from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


the Cheshire Cat

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a character in Lewis Carroll's novel Alice in Wonderland. It is a cat that disappears, leaving only its smile behind. If a person is described as smiling like a Cheshire cat, it means that they have a broad, fixed smile He just sat there, grinning like a Cheshire cat and saying nothing.