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cat's meow

Submitted by BreezyDay on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 22:32

Idiomatic translations of "cat's meow"

English
The bee's knees
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the cat's whiskers
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the cat's pajamas
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Spanish
creerse la mamá de Tarzan
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Meanings of "cat's meow"

English

"The cat's meow," an expression referring to something that is considered outstanding; coined by American cartoonist Thomas A. Dorgan (1877–1929) - Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_meow

It is archaic 1920s American slang. Source: https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20cat%27s%20meow

"Dorgan’s most enduring contributions were to American slang. He coined the term 'hot dog' . . . . He also invented the superlatives “the cat’s meow” and “the cat’s pajamas” and the exclamation “For crying out loud!”" Source: https://www.britannica.com/biography/Thomas-Aloysius-Dorgan

Explained by BreezyDay on Sat, 02/02/2019 - 22:32
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"cat's meow" in lyrics

Cosmic Girls - Catch Me

Aye girls, where is this?
It feels like I’m on a stranded island
Aye girls, do not panic
Everything will be fine, you trust me right?

Barbie as the Princess and the Pauper (OST) - The Cat's Meow

To thine ownself be true
Your bow wow's
The cat's meow
It's how I know you're you

Red Hot Chili Peppers - Hometown Gypsy

Drivin’ up the coast
To find a version of the truth
Left the backdoor swinging
Like a dirty little slueth

Something Rotten! (Musical) - Bottom's Gonna Be on Top

I can see it now
I’m the cat's meow
it’s a hit-pow

Owl City - Sunburn

But we didn't need to see
Implying that she's the bees' knees
And I am the cat's meow
It's funny how she recalls

Singin' in the Rain (1952 Musical Film) - All I Do Is Dream of You

All I do the whole day through is dream of you.

It's cat's meow![fn]"The cat's meow," an expression referring to something that is considered outstanding; coined by American cartoonist Thomas A. Dorgan (1877–1929) - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cat%27s_meow. Archaic 1920s American slang that [means] "excellent", "stylish", or "impressive". Synonymous with the cat's pyjamas and the bees' knees. https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=the%20cat%27s%20meow. "Something or someone highly enjoyable, desirable, or impressive, especially in a fancy or elaborate way." https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/cat%27s+meow."[/fn]