Scaredy cat

Idiom

Scaredy Cat

Definition

A term used to describe someone who is overly fearful or easily scared.

Examples

He’s such a scaredy cat, he won’t even go near spiders.

Don’t be a scaredy cat, it’s just a harmless bug.

She’s not the bravest person, she’s a real scaredy cat.

He’s a scaredy cat, he won’t even go on the roller coaster.

Origin

This phrase is believed to have originated in the United States in the early 20th century.

Faqs

Q

What does ‘scaredy cat’ mean?

A

It is a term used to describe someone who is overly fearful or easily scared.