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Topic: CARDS

Sense: 1-2
Date: 1800-1900
Origin: kit
Sense: 3
Date: 1700-1800
Origin: kitten

kitty

noun
     
kit‧ty plural kitties [countable ]
1 [usually singular] the money that people have collected for a particular purpose:
How much money is there left in the kitty?
2DGC [usually singular] the money that the winner of a game of cards receives
3DHP a word for a cat, used especially by children
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