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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 Informal
A cat.

[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.
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