Kitty Kit"ty, n. 1. A kitten; also, a pet name or calling name for the cat. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. [Etym. uncertain.] (Gaming) The percentage taken out of a pool to pay for refreshments, or for the expenses of the table; by extension, any pool of money aggregated from small contributions. --R. F. Foster. [Webster 1913 Suppl. +PJC]

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