kitcat definition

  • noun:
    • a brief portrait.
    • A game played by hitting with a stick little bit of timber, labeled as a cat, shaped like two cones united at their particular bases; tipcat.
    • the video game of tip-cat.
    • A particular size of portrait, not as much as half-length, by which a hand can be shown; a truncated portrait.
  • adjective:
    • Designating a club in London, that Addison and Steele belonged; -- so named from Christopher Cat, a pastry cook, just who served the club with mutton pies.
    • Designating a canvas used for portraits of a peculiar size, viz., twenty-eight or twenty-nine ins by thirty-six; -- so-called for the reason that it dimensions was adopted by Sir Godfrey Kneller when it comes to portraits he painted associated with people in the Kitcat Club.

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