- A short, slender heel on a woman's shoe or sandal.
1998, Sally Brampton, Concerning Lily:
- Her new shoes, with their little perched heels, lent a swing to her hips. She smiled, pleased by the image. Lily in her kitten heels.
2013, Mary Roach, Gulp:
- Escorted by an entourage of large flies, we made our way through a grid of muddy corrals. I was in kitten heels and a skirt, a fact from which DePeters, in filth-encrusted rubber boots and worn T-shirt, derived lasting merriment.
short, slender heel