from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any young animal, especially a kitten.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A young kitten; a whelp.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A young animal; a whelp or cub.
  • n. Specifically, a young cat; a kitten.
  • Young; innocent-looking.


From Middle English kiteling ("kitten, kit"), from Old Norse ketlingr ("kitten"), diminutive of kǫttr ("cat"), equivalent to kit +‎ -ling. Cognate with Norwegian ketling ("kitten"). More at kitten. (Wiktionary)



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