cat
   1. a prostitute
   Usually of females but occasionally of a male:
    If you want to bugger a male cat, that means you're a queer. (Theroux, 1973, and not of bestiality)
   Cat-house, a brothel, is more widely used:
    'What are those places?' Asked Treece. 'Warehouses,' said Jenkins. Treece thought he said whore-houses... They didn't look like his idea of a cathouse. (Bradbury, 1959)
   A male human cat was not necessarily associated with tomcatting, being sometimes no more than a smartly dressed man:
    I had on a brand new Stetson... fine black suit and new patent leather shoes... I was a sharp cat. (L. Armstrong, 1955)
   2. the vagina
   pussy1, using the same imagery, is much more common:
    The rest of them were putting cigarettes in their cats and puffing on them. (Theroux, 1975)

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