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cat's pyjamas - Wiktionary

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In the 1920s the word "cat" was used as a term to describe the unconventional flappers from the jazz era. This was combined with the ...

Cat's pajamas « The Word Detective

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Jul 31, 2007 ... Dear Word Detective: What is the derivation of the phrase "cat's pajamas" ... ( although an antecedent meaning of “young prostitute” was current ...

Urban Dictionary: Cats pajamas

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Pajamas were a relatively new fashion in the 1920s. The term "cat" was beginning to be used as a term to describe the out going and unconventional jazz-age ...

etymology - Where does the phrase "the bee's knees" originate from ...

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Nov 2, 2011 ... Where does the phrase “the bee's knees” originate from? ... I also can't find anything about "the cat's pyjamas" / "the cat's pajamas". I thought we ...

The Bee's Knees - Online Etymology Dictionary

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Other versions that lasted through the century are cat's whiskers (1923), cat's pajamas, cat's meow. More obscure examples are canary's tusks, cat's nuts and ...

Wordwizard • View topic - cat's pajamas / cat's whiskers / cat's meow

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"The cat's meow" is obviously the same as 'the cat's whiskers' in its meaning. 'He thinks ... But where did the phrase originate? Submitted by ...

CatStuff: Cat-Related Idioms / Phrases and their Origin - XMission

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The term "cat's pajamas" comes from E.B. Katz, an English tailor of the late ... The phrase has its origins in an old folk tale in which a clever monkey tricks a cat ...

The bee's knees - meaning and origin. - The Phrase Finder

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The bee's knees - the meaning and origin of this saying. ... The US author Zane Grey's 1909 story, The Shortstop, has a city slicker teasing a yokel ... hips', 'the kipper's knickers', 'the cat's pyjamas/whiskers', 'the monkey's eyebrows' and so on .

What does cat's pajamas, the mean? cat's pajamas, the Definition ...

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This Slang page is designed to explain what the meaning of cat's pajamas, the is. The slang word / phrase / acronym cat's pajamas, the means... . Online Slang ...

World Wide Words: Bee's knees

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Feb 20, 1999 ... How did the saying 'the bee's knees' originate? ... A good letter, Quig, one like that every month would be the “cat's meow”. Pirate Piece, Apr.

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The Cat's Pajamas, The Cat's Meow | Disappearing Idioms

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Jun 10, 2013 ... Because they sound dated, “the cat's pajamas” and “the cat's meow” are ... They still convey the meaning of zingy special-ness that the phrases ...

What's So Special About the Cat's Pajamas? | Mental Floss

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Jan 6, 2012 ... filed under: Big Questions, etymology, Words ... A number of these phrases — the cat's pajamas, the cat's meow, the sardine's whiskers, the ...

Cat's pajamas, bee's knees and dog's bollocks « Etymology ...

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Jun 25, 2013 ... You're the cat's whiskers!” one of my colleagues said to me recently. And I realized I didn't know exactly what he meant — and it wasn't an ...