Question by  KellyV (20)

What does the phrase "the cat's meow" mean?

I hear this phrase a lot but do not really understand it.


Answer by  Iamstrong (659)

The phrase means someone is extraordinary, special and/or wonderful. Therefore, it can be considered a compliment because the objective of the compliment is too good to be true.


Answer by  LaraTanciya (146)

It is the way of showing cat's thought to others. it may show its angry , joy , and some other moods..... some times it will make such a sound due to hungry.. have you noted if we provide some foods for that means it will have and becomes quite..


Answer by  Clement (1453)

This expression goes back to 1920's and means that something or somebody is very special. A person who would think about himself or herself as cat's meow might be considered to be too found of himself/herself.


Answer by  raj95 (23)

Cats do most of their meowing when they something but they do occasionally meow to say hello. Mine usually meows hello when i arriving home froom work.

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