“A curious cat – with long white whiskers – purrs and waits for some attention.”
- A young cat is called a kitten.
- The collective noun for a group of cats is a clowder, cluster or pounce. For kittens the collective noun is kindle, litter or pillow.
- Feline is used to refer to any animal that is in the cat family.
- A big cat is any large member of the cat family, such as lions, tigers, cheetahs and leopards.
The proverb curiosity killed the cat is used to warn that being curious can sometimes lead to danger or misfortune. This expression can also warn of the dangers of unnecessary investigation or experimentation.
More Cat Expressions:
- Cat got your tongue (idiom)
- Copycat (idiom)
- Let the cat out of the bag (idiom)
- Moggy (slang)
- Raining cats and dogs (idiom)
- While the cat’s away the mice will play (proverb)
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