kitty etymology

English word kitty comes from English -y, English kit

Detailed word origin of kitty

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
kit English (eng) Kit fox. Kitten A school of pigeons, especially domesticated, trained pigeons (transitive) To assemble or collect something into kits or sets or to give somebody a kit. See also kit out and other derived phrases. (UK, informal) Clothing.. (UK, sports) The standard set of clothing, accessories and equipment worn by players.. (computing, informal) A full software distribution, as opposed to a [...]
kitty English (eng) (card games) A set of additional cards dealt face down in some games.. (childish, sometimes capitalized) A pet name for a cat.. (informal) A kitten or young cat.. (poker, slang) In a home game, a small, specified amount taken from each pot to pay the host's expenses.. (slang) Female genitals. (less vulgar). A money pool, as for a card game, or for shared expenses.

Words with the same origin as kitty

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags bunny creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody