"cat’s-paw" Definition

  1. a dupe or tool. From the old story of the monkey who used the cat’s-paw to remove his roast chestnuts from the fire. A sea term, meaning light and occasional breezes occurring in calm weather.

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Position in the dictionary: 552 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cat’s-water, caucus, caulk, caulker, caution, cavaulting, cave, chaff, chaffer, chal
Previous words in the dictionary: cat’s-meat, cattle, cats and dogs., catgut-scraper, catever, caterwauling, catchy, catchbet, catch-’em-alive, catch-penny

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