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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!
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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
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1. A more hip term than passive aggressive, but with the same meaning. 2. Being a bitch under the guise of not being a bitch. 3. The attitude of your mother-in-law.
Daughter-in-law: I got a ham for Easter.
Mother-in-law: Well, I'm bringing my own ham. We don't need anymore disasters.
Daughter-in-law: Wow, you are one catty bitch.

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Mother-in-law: It's okay to make fun of people who aren't as high-functioning as yourself.
Daughter-in-law: By that definition, I should be okay to make fun of you.
Mother-in-law: I don't get it.
Daughter-in-law: My point exactly.

In this example Daughter-in-law is being Catty.
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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
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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!
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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
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