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kit·ty 1

 (kĭt′ē)
n. pl. kit·ties
1. A fund made up of a portion of each pot in a poker game.
2. A pool of money, especially one to which a number of people have contributed for a designated purpose.
3. See widow.

[Probably from kit.]

kit·ty 2

 (kĭt′ē)
n. pl. kit·ties
A cat, especially a kitten.

[Shortening and alteration of kitten.]

kitty

(ˈkɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
a diminutive or affectionate name for a kitten, cat1
[C18: see kit3]

kitty

(ˈkɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. (Gambling, except Cards) the pool of bets in certain gambling games
2. any shared fund of money, etc
3. (Bowls & Bowling) (in bowls) the jack
[C19: see kit1]

kit•ty1

(ˈkɪt i)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a kitten.
2. a pet name for a cat.
[1710–20; kitt (en) + -y2]

kit•ty2

(ˈkɪt i)

n., pl. -ties.
1. a pool or reserve of money, often collected from a number of people or sources and designated for a particular purpose.
2.
a. a pool into which players in a card game put some of their winnings, as to pay for refreshments.
b. (in poker) the pot.
[1815–25; kit1 + -y2]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kitty - the combined stakes of the betters
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
2.kitty - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)kitty - the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
poker game, poker - any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand
bet, stakes, wager, stake - the money risked on a gamble
3.kitty - young domestic catkitty - young domestic cat      
young mammal - any immature mammal
4.kitty - informal terms referring to a domestic cat
domestic cat, Felis catus, Felis domesticus, house cat - any domesticated member of the genus Felis
Translations
fælles kassekattekilling
kiisu
cica
sjóîur
仔猫子猫小猫
bendra kasa
kopējā kase
katjekattenjong
kotek
spoločná krása
kisse
belli bir şey için ayrılmış parakasa

kitty

[ˈkɪtɪ] N
1. (= funds) → fondo m común (Cards) → bote m, puesta f
how much have we got in the kitty?¿cuánto tenemos en el bote?
2. (= name for cat) → minino m

kitty

[ˈkɪti] n (= money) → cagnotte fKitty Litter® n (US)litière f pour chats

kitty

n
(= shared money)(gemeinsame) Kasse; (Cards etc) → (Spiel)kasse f; we’ll have a kitty for the drinkswir legen für die Getränke zusammen; there’s nothing left in the kittydie Kasse ist leer; the total prize kitty is now £9 millionin der Gewinnkasse sind jetzt neun Millionen Pfund
(inf: = cat) → Mieze f

kitty

[ˈkɪtɪ] n
a. (funds) → cassa comune (Cards) → posta
b. (fam) (cat) → micio/a, micino/a

kitty

(ˈkiti) plural ˈkitties noun
(a container holding) a sum of money kept for a particular purpose, to which members of a group jointly contribute. The three friends shared a flat and kept a kitty for buying food.
References in classic literature ?
I wish my favorite playmate Kitty Bryant to have the blue silk apron and my gold-bead ring with a kiss.
But, as we have said, D'Artagnan paid no attention to this persistence of poor Kitty.
I do not cough for my own amusement," replied Kitty fretfully.
Now, Kitty, you may cough as much as you choose," said Mr.
There's a piece o' sheeting I could give you as that squinting Kitty spun--she was a rare girl to spin, for all she squinted, and the children couldn't abide her; and, you know, the spinning's going on constant, and there's new linen wove twice as fast as the old wears out.
I suppose we ought to bury 'im, Kitty," said Bert, and looked helplessly at the rocky soil about him.
We got to get out of this some'ow, Kitty," he said.
She told of an accident they had had on the Spasski Hill which might have been serious for her in her condition, and immediately after that informed them that she had left all her clothes in Petersburg and that heaven knew what she would have to dress in here; and that Andrew had quite changed, and that Kitty Odyntsova had married an old man, and that there was a suitor for Mary, a real one, but that they would talk of that later.
Here, Kitty, come and look at my plan; I shall think I am a great architect, if I have not got incompatible stairs and fireplaces.
Kitty sat very demurely on her knee, pretending to watch the progress of the winding, and now and then putting out one paw and gently touching the ball, as if it would be glad to help, if it might.
Never mind, Kitty, we'll go and see the bonfire to-morrow.
He had both prepared for the university with the young Prince Shtcherbatsky, the brother of Kitty and Dolly, and had entered at the same time with him.