Fraidy cat - definition of fraidy cat by The Free Dictionary
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fraid·y cat (frā′dē)
A timid or fearful person.
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20; and Fraidy Cat
5K, Ghost Run 10K & Meow Mile in Oswego on Sunday, Oct.
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.
This one little female pup seemed afraid of everything so my daughter started calling her 'fraidy cat
.' Well the name stuck and she became Fraidy.
Asda has Haunted House signs (pounds 2.47) and a Fraidy cat
(pounds 7.97) to guard the front door.