- kitty (n.1)
- "young cat," 1719, variant of kitten, perhaps influenced by kitty "girl, young woman" (c. 1500), originally a pet form of fem. proper name Catherine. Kitty Hawk, N.C., apparently is a mangling of a native Algonquian name; it also has been written as Chicahauk.
- kitty (n.2)
- "pool of money in a card game," 1887, probably from kit (n.1), in a sense of "collection of necessary supplies" (1833); but perhaps rather from northern England slang kitty "prison, jail, lock-up" (1825), of uncertain origin.
- 1. Each month the total prize kitty is £13.5 million.
- 2. Kitty's family was unworldly, unimpressed by power, or money.
- 3. Three days into production, the kitty had run dry.
- 4. You haven't put any money in the kitty for three weeks.
- 5. Kitty Aldridge has sacrificed all for her first film.
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