"cats and dogs." Definition

  1. It is said to rain cats and dogs when a shower is exceptionally heavy. Probably in ridicule of the remarkable showers which used to find their way into the papers during the “silly season.”

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Position in the dictionary: 549 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: cattle, cat’s-meat, cat’s-paw, cat’s-water, caucus, caulk, caulker, caution, cavaulting, cave
Previous words in the dictionary: catgut-scraper, catever, caterwauling, catchy, catchbet, catch-’em-alive, catch-penny, cataract, catamaran, cat-lap

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