I. noun Etymology: Middle English kitoun, from Anglo-French *kiton, chiton, diminutive of cat, chat cat, from Late Latin cattus Date: 14th century a young cat; also an immature or young individual of various other small mammals II. intransitive verb (kittened; kittening) Date: 15th century to give birth to kittens

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