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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.
References in classic literature ?
One day, when he arrived with his head in the air, and as light at heart as a man who awaits a shower of gold, he found the SOUBRETTE under the gateway of the hotel; but this time the pretty Kitty was not contented with touching him as he passed, she took him gently by the hand.
And Kitty, who had not let go the hand of D'Artagnan, led him up a little dark, winding staircase, and after ascending about fifteen steps, opened a door.
The little apartment was charming for its taste and neatness; but in spite of himself, his eyes were directed to that door which Kitty said led to Milady's chamber.
Because, monsieur," replied Kitty, "my mistress loves you not at all.
As quick as thought, he tore open the letter, in spite of the cry which Kitty uttered on seeing what he was going to do, or rather, what he was doing.
Poor dear Monsieur D'Artagnan," said Kitty, in a voice full of compassion, and pressing anew the young man's hand.
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.
Kitty was still a child when Levin left the university.
But Levin was in love, and so it seemed to him that Kitty was so perfect in every respect that she was a creature far above everything earthly; and that he was a creature so low and so earthly that it could not even be conceived that other people and she herself could regard him as worthy of her.
After spending two months in Moscow in a state of enchantment, seeing Kitty almost every day in society, into which he went so as to meet her, he abruptly decided that it could not be, and went back to the country.
Levin's conviction that it could not be was founded on the idea that in the eyes of her family he was a disadvantageous and worthless match for the charming Kitty, and that Kitty herself could not love him.
The mysterious, enchanting Kitty herself could not love such an ugly person as he conceived himself to be, and, above all, such an ordinary, in no way striking person.