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- (informal) A woman, often elderly, who devotes her time and attention to one or usually many domestic cats.
- Hypernym: catlover
- 2009 March 19, Jessica Fargen, “Cops: Lady froze her cats again”, in Boston Herald:
- Beacon Hill’s notorious cat lady was in the spotlight again yesterday after an angry confrontation with cops who say they found at least two dead felines in her freezer following a brief standoff at her Plymouth home.
- 2009 November, Suzanne Mullett, ABC News:
- The most common is a female character. Single of course, lamenting that she can never own a cat because once you have one you won't be far away from being the cat lady of the neighborhood.
elderly lady who devotes her attention to cats