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Cat- Vocabulary Words Quiz

Based on the definitions, guess these words that start with the letters "cat".
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Last updated: August 28, 2018
First submittedJune 22, 2010
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Definition
Word
Animals of the bovine persuasion
Cattle
Catholic study book
Catechism
It accelerates a chemical reaction
Catalyst
Another spelling of ketchup
Catsup
Cats go bonkers for this substance
Catnip
Clouding of the eye's lens
Cataract
It becomes a butterfly
Caterpillar
What violin strings were made of
Catgut
Runway for models
Catwalk
Short sleep
Catnap
Definition
Word
Twin-hulled racing sailboat
Catamaran
Underground tombs/passages below a city
Catacombs
Sexist whistle at an attractive woman
Catcall
In a state of stupor
Catatonic
Skin-tight, one-piece, full-body garment
Catsuit
Another name for a mountain lion
Catamount
Battle between two women
Catfight
Medieval weapon used for launching objects
Catapult
Terrible disaster
Catastrophe
Sudden disaster, especially a flood
Cataclysm
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level 32
Jul 7, 2010
aw man, I guessed "catacomb" but didn't think to add the "s". I suck.
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level 63
Jul 3, 2016
Doesn't need the s now...
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level 63
Dec 18, 2018
Annoyingly... If the clue is in plural so should be the answer. If you dont get it right, you check the question again and see the problem, it's not rocket science.. (If the question is ambiguous and could mean both plural or singular, then dropping the -s is fine.)
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level 33
Sep 6, 2011
100% with :44 left
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level 62
Sep 26, 2016
I care. Well done! I just missed catamount - never actually heard of that!
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level 46
Jun 25, 2018
It's something you'll hear in mainly rural places in America. The animal is unique to North America too, so maybe that's why you haven't heard it. It's not that common compared to mountain lion, cougar, and puma (yes, all names for the same animal)
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level 33
Oct 16, 2011
Beat my time 100% with 2:19 left
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level 33
Dec 4, 2011
Beat it again 100% with 2:44 left!
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level 71
Dec 24, 2011
100% with 2: 56 left
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level 22
Sep 26, 2012
Catsup??? What language, in the name of Old Harry's umbrella, is catsup?
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level 44
Nov 17, 2012
That is actually the correct historical spelling. "Catchup" is the modernized version.
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level 50
Jul 25, 2014
No. The modern word is Ketchup. Not Catchup.
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level 71
Jul 3, 2016
He's a Pulp Fiction fan.
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level 73
Feb 12, 2013
I believe it is originally an Oriental word of some kind. Japanese maybe? Stemming from a fish paste called Kat Siap or something like that. Tomatoes weren't added until MUCH later. No sources...just a scattered memory of something I read long ago.
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level 63
Dec 18, 2018
We have ketchup and ketjap. Two entirely different things (though one might be inspired by the other at one point in time, or they both mean something like sauce. I haven't looked up the etymology either.. (recently, might have once.. vague memory...)
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level 28
Dec 30, 2012
should include catastrophe in this quiz....surprised it wasn't there. Still go a 100 percent WOOOOOT!
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level 84
Apr 18, 2013
<--Insert obligatory nit-pick about catamount being a general term for several wildcats, including Lynx, Bobcat, etc. -->
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level ∞
Apr 18, 2013
Insert obligatory correction to nit-pick saying that clue is still accurate.
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level 77
Apr 28, 2013
lol
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level 67
Apr 29, 2015
It's only fair to have such a Americanism in a good quiz to give the locals a chance of getting one correct.
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level 20
Apr 28, 2013
I've never heard of the word catamount in my life. Even my spell checker says its not a word, but ok.
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level 73
Apr 29, 2013
The Catamount is actually the mascot for the University of Vermont. That's the only reason that I knew that one. Years of playing NCAA Basketball on the PS2.
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level 76
Feb 19, 2015
I only knew it because of a story I read when young about a girl in New York who was attacked by a catamount. In Missouri we call them wildcats or cougars.
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level 67
Aug 6, 2015
I believe that Pa Ingalls refers to a catamount in Little House in the Big Woods. But I know of it primarily because of the late lamented Catamount Brewery.
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level 76
Jul 3, 2016
Are you thinking of the story of Grandpa and the panther? I don't remember seeing the word catamount in any of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.
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level 63
Dec 18, 2018
I think they just got mountain cat backwards. Maybe somebody was misunderstood (picturing somebody rushing in, being quite excited/anxious). I just saw a mountain cat, a mountain cat! A mountaincatamountaincatamount!!!
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level 17
May 6, 2013
can't they except catapault (really catapult) and catastrophy (instead of catastrophe)
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level 63
Jun 1, 2014
They did except them, which is exactly why they didn't work for you.
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level 64
Jul 3, 2016
Excellent!
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level 25
May 17, 2013
catcall, never heard of that, I always hear it referred to as a wolf whistle.
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level 55
Apr 24, 2015
Interesting. I'd never heard of it called a wolf whistle before. I like learning new things. :)
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level 17
Jun 29, 2013
Can you except "cat intestines" for the violin string one, because cat intestines and cat gut are basically the same, and I got it wrong because of that. :-(
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level 15
Oct 20, 2013
catastrophic should work too same idea
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level 13
Mar 8, 2014
Never heard 'catamount' in my life...and I'm from Wyoming!
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level 32
May 26, 2016
Stuff that's not on this quiz: catalog, catarrh, catawba, catchy, catechumen, category, caterwaul, catharsis, cathedral, catheter, cathode, cation, catkin... just to name a few.
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level 62
Jul 3, 2016
You can only put so much on this catastrophic quiz. Heh get it, no, ok I'm out
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level 77
Jul 3, 2016
If I whistle at an attractive woman in a non-sexist way, is it called something different? Excuse me, I need to go check my privilege now...
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level 76
Jul 3, 2016
I'm from the generation that secretly took it as a compliment when men wolf whistled, even though we were taught that ladies always ignored them. How times have changed, and I sometimes feel sorry for men trying to figure out how to sincerely compliment a woman without being thought of as sexist.
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level 58
Jul 3, 2016
I won't lie; I still take it as a compliment sometimes. Depends on how they do it/what they say, of course. Vulgar is always vulgar, but a whistle or couple words acknowledgment without any follow-up creepiness *is* flattering, even if I understand how it can be sexist. I mean, if I spent time trying to look good, and anyone notices, be it man or woman, it's nice. I usually just acknowledge it with a smile or thanks and keep going. If a random guy is expecting something more of a little whistle, that's his fault.
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level 77
Jul 4, 2016
well the crazies who want to identify everything as sexist or part of the "system of oppression," if they had their way, would re-categorize everything "White" "cis" males ever do in their lives as rape. Fortunately I think they're still in the small minority. Most people still have some sense. Though I've noticed idea creep. Those videos about what a horrible ordeal it is for a sexy woman to walk around receiving compliments all day were quite popular... and now it's starting to penetrate JetPunk, too.
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level 51
Jul 3, 2016
Catcalling isn't a sexist whistle, I know it happens more commonly to women but men experience it too, the only time I have seen it personally is when my friends mum whistled at a male jogger while driving us home from paintball...
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level 77
Apr 4, 2018
There's nothing at all sexist about a compliment, no matter how unwelcome or how inartfully delivered. There's nothing at all sexist about being attracted to someone, or expressing that you are attracted to someone, or noticing that someone is attractive, or speaking bluntly or honestly about sex or sexual attraction. Jokes that contain sexual innuendo or references to body parts are not sexist. Commenting on, criticizing, or appreciating a person's appearance, behavior, or performance is not sexist, regardless of which gender the comments etc are directed at. Behavior directed at anyone is not sexist merely by the fact that it is directed at a person of a particular gender.

Sexism is "discrimination or prejudice against someone on the basis of their sex." A catcall is not discriminating against anyone. It's quite the opposite. It's inviting attention from someone. It's a (inelegant, perhaps) token of approval. People liking the way you look is not oppression.
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level 77
Apr 4, 2018
This sort of word creep is harmful because, for among other reasons, it diminishes the weight of valid accusations of sexism. If we live in a world where looking at someone's Facebook page is called stalking, and having consensual sex with someone who a week later regrets it is called rape, we're going to confuse people into thinking that those terms represent things that aren't actually that bad. It's a disservice to people who have actually suffered through real abuse or oppression to start conflating their very serious trauma or injustice with trivial behaviors and minor annoyances.
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level 28
Jul 4, 2016
I didn't get catechism cos it isn't only a catholic thing. Some protestant do it too.
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level 34
Jul 5, 2016
Not going to lie, I tried Catwoman for skin-tight, one-piece, full-body garment, and I'm not at all sorry about it.
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level 68
Jul 6, 2016
what, no cattywampus?
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level 44
Jul 12, 2016
Interesting quiz and answers.
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level 25
Jan 18, 2017
Cattle! Duh!!! Can you believe I tried catcow in utter (hmmm udder) desperation?
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level 78
Apr 4, 2018
I feel like most of these words were used in episodes of the 1960s Batman TV show. I can hear Julie Newmar hissing them.
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level 43
Apr 10, 2018
I learned what a catamount is in a book by Chris Bohjalian called “Water Witches”.
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level 53
Jun 25, 2018
I couldn't remember Catgut. I knew it was Cat-something.
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level 53
Apr 24, 2019
Catamount? wuts that
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level 77
Nov 22, 2019
a wild cat.