Usually used to refer to those of the female gender, describing the typical "high-maintenance" girl. Synonym for (or may be used in conjunction with): petty, bitchy, conceited, malicious.
Alyssa, the particularly catty girl down the hall, loved to spread rumors to instigate fights amongst the other girls.
by raevyn January 17, 2004
10 Words related to catty
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 around here.

Emily: Wow, that was catty, Bob!
by UrbanVocabGuru June 17, 2011
describes females who feel threatened by another female's superior intellect or beauty, causing them to act mean and spiteful towards other women
Jessica couldn't figure out why Elizabeth was so passive- aggressive towards her until she looked up "catty" in the urban dictionary.
by Betty Davis March 13, 2006
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). Though it is most often used in reference to women, it can be used in reference to men as well.

2) Resembling a cat, feline.
Emily: Do you like this dress? I just bought it!

Karen: It's...interesting. Where did you buy it? I didn't know there were any thrift stores around here.

Emily: Wow, that was catty, Karen!
by Salinsburg April 16, 2014
adj--being nasty about or to someone else, usually on petty grounds
The men in my office are way more catty than the women; they're always cutting down some other guy's taste in records or books.
by bodhibound November 02, 2007
My Fantastic girl that doesn't believe in Asian guys and is sensitive to nicknames.
Mine why is Catty so sensitive to nicknames
by T!na Wang May 26, 2014
1) A Catholic or someone identifying with the Roman Catholic authority.

Antonym: Protty
The Pope is a Catty.
by Hippocrates January 17, 2013

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