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alley cat

A derogatory term for a person (typically a woman) considered immoral or promiscuous, especially a prostitute. The term "tomcat" (or "tom cat," literally a male cat) is more common when referring to a man. I'd be wary of her. She's known around here as a bit of an alley cat.
See also: alley, cat

alley cat

A promiscuous woman; also, a person of loose morals. For example, She's constantly picking up men in bars-a real alley cat. This idiom transfers a stray cat that frequents alleys in search of food to a woman of easy virtue, especially a prostitute seeking customers. [Slang; early 1900s]
See also: alley, cat
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In a statement, Alley Cat said: "Almost 18 months ago, the Alley Cat premises underwent a PS150,000 refurbishment to open a new and expanded diner with a new kitchen.
At a meeting with councillor Nicky Walker, Executive member for environment, another resident said: "If you can get along [the alley] for refuse why can't you get a wagon along for the recycling?" Councillor Walker explained the council had a smaller "alley cat" wagon - but the recycling contractor only had standard sized bin wagons which could not get down alleys.
Don't panic - it's only Kerry who has more lives than an alley cat.
There's nothing sharp about this alley cat's claws.
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"The Cheshire Cheese Cat" is a unique tale set in Victorian England as alley cat Skilley wants to set himself up as a mouser for a local inn.
"Alley Cat" Rizner, 85, passed away Tuesday, November 30, 2010 at Harrington Healthcare at Hubbard.
Our picks: historic Quincy Courtyard Suites for lodgings and its Alley Cat Cafe; Cafe Le Coq for dinner; and mountain biking in the Lakes Basin area, plumascounty.org
They approach a fat cat, then an alley cat without success but in the end they find a solution and everyone is happy.
The band, who are reminiscent of an early New Order, played all the favourites, including, Shake A Fist, Boy From School, No Fit State and the new single, Alley Cat, which went down well with the crowd in the university's Great Hall.
Two little girls tripping out Alley Cat, Red River Valley,