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1. noun The person with the most authority, power, or influence in a group or organization. When I was top cat of the business, I used to charge the most outrageous things to the company credit card. You'll only get a truthful answer if you manage to talk to one of the top cats.
2. adjective Related to such a person. Typically hyphenated and used before a noun. CEO is a top-cat position, and I really don't think he has enough experience for the job.
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