"cheshire cat" Definition

  1. to grin like a CHESHIRE CAT, to display the teeth and gums when laughing. Formerly the phrase was “to grin like a CHESHIRE CAT eating cheese.” A hardly satisfactory explanation has been given of this phrase—that Cheshire is a county palatine, and the cats, when they think of it, are so tickled with the notion that they can’t help grinning.[59]

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Position in the dictionary: 602 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: chi-ike, chicken, chicken-hearted, children’s shoes, chill, chimney-sweep, chin-chin, chin-wag, chink, chip of the old block
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