fraidy cat


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fraid·y cat

 (frā′dē)
n. Slang
A timid or fearful person.

[Shortening of afraid + -y.]
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One graduate blasted Ateneo for taking such a fraidy cat stance against a ruthless dictatorship.
Cassell Dictionary of Slang, Jonathon Green, 1998] Often used in fraidy cat, a coward.