kittenish

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj kittenish playful like a lively kitten
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a kittenish Resembling a kitten; playful; as, a kittenish disposition.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • kittenish Like a kitten or what pertains to a kitten; playful; disposed to gambol.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Kittenish frolicsome
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. kitoun, dim. of cat.

Usage

In literature:

So while they were at the Club they would pull Kittenish Smiles at each other, and Applaud so as not to split the Gloves.
"More Fables" by George Ade
He insists on clickin' rims with the Hibbs sisters, and they does it real kittenish.
"On With Torchy" by Sewell Ford
Those we saw down at the middle islands were kittenish enough.
"Left on Labrador" by Charles Asbury Stephens
She must have had misbehavin' eyes and a kittenish disposition, for she seems to fall for this disguised New Yorker at first sight.
"Torchy and Vee" by Sewell Ford
Dessay he never saw a man or boy before, and he's a young one perhaps, and a bit kittenish.
"Rob Harlow's Adventures" by George Manville Fenn
Usually, when she ain't indulgin' in hysterics, she has very fetchin' kittenish ways.
"The House of Torchy" by Sewell Ford
The fighting blood in Alec made him resolve to change that adjective to "kittenish" before he had ridden her many times.
"Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party" by C. E. Jacobs
It sprawled kittenishly, its deceptive softness faintly suggesting fur; at once playful and destructive.
"Greener Than You Think" by Ward Moore
Siwash always forgets how old he is, and begins to act kittenish, and I never know what to do.
"Virginia of Elk Creek Valley" by Mary Ellen Chase
The plump lady developed exceedingly kittenish manners late in the evening, and invited the whole company to share her tent.
"The Trail of the Goldseekers" by Hamlin Garland
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In news:

Vocal chameleon Nanette Natal displays a kittenish quality reminiscent of Eartha Kitt, a gutsy ability to scat, an immersion in rockabilly, blues and funk, and a wide range she exploits with exciting leaps.
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