house cat

Definitions of house cat
  1. noun
    any domesticated member of the genus Felis
    synonyms: Felis catus, Felis domesticus, domestic cat
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    kitty, kitty-cat, puss, pussy, pussycat
    informal terms referring to a domestic cat
    mouser
    a cat proficient at mousing
    alley cat
    a homeless cat
    tom, tomcat
    male cat
    queen, tabby
    female cat
    tabby, tabby cat
    a cat with a grey or tawny coat mottled with black
    tiger cat
    a cat having a striped coat
    calico cat, tortoiseshell, tortoiseshell-cat
    a cat having black and cream-colored and yellowish markings
    Persian cat
    a long-haired breed of cat
    Angora, Angora cat
    a long-haired breed of cat similar to the Persian cat
    Siamese, Siamese cat
    a slender short-haired blue-eyed breed of cat having a pale coat with dark ears paws face and tail tip
    Burmese cat
    a short-haired breed with body similar to the Siamese cat but having a solid dark brown or grey coat
    Egyptian cat
    a domestic cat of Egypt
    Maltese, Maltese cat
    a term applied indiscriminately in the United States to any short-haired bluish-grey cat
    Abyssinian, Abyssinian cat
    a small slender short-haired breed of African origin having brownish fur with a reddish undercoat
    Manx, Manx cat
    a short-haired tailless breed of cat believed to originate on the Isle of Man
    gib
    a castrated tomcat
    blue point Siamese
    Siamese cat having a bluish cream-colored body and dark grey points
    type of:
    domestic animal, domesticated animal
    any of various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment
    cat, true cat
    feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats
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