scaredy-cat


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scared·y-cat

also scared·y cat  (skâr′dē-kăt′)
n. Informal
One who is excessively fearful.

scaredy-cat

(ˈskɛədɪˌkæt)
n
informal someone who is easily frightened

scared•y-cat

(ˈskɛər diˌkæt)

n.
a needlessly fearful person.
[1930–35]
Translations

scaredy-cat

[ˈskɛədɪˌkæt] Nmiedica mf

scaredy-cat

n (inf)Angsthase m (inf)
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I am a scaredy-cat but if one of them asks me to do something legal then I will try, to their enjoyment or, most often, their embarrassment.
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Youngster Owen Vaccaro plays scaredy-cat Lewis Barnavelt, who travels by bus to the 1950s community of Zebedee in Michigan to live with his estranged uncle Jonathan (Jack Black).
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He plays scaredy-cat Lewis Barnavelt, who travels to the sleepy 50s community of Zebedee in Michigan to live with his estranged uncle Jonathan (Black) in a creepy house full of ticking clocks.
Owen Vaccaro plays scaredy-cat Lewis Barnavelt, who travels to the 1950s community of Zebedee, in Michigan, to live with his estranged uncle Jonathan (Jack Black).
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