1) If one is being catty
, they are being
subtly or indirectly insulting. Different from bitchy in that bitchiness is just
mean, while cattiness
is often clever and witty, and isn't ALWAYS
completely mean (for example, a catty
joke). Both males and females can be and are catty
2) Resembling a cat, feline.
Emily: Do you like this dress? I just bought it!
Bob: It's...interesting. Where did you buy it? I didn't know there were any thrift stores
Emily: Wow, that was catty, Bob!