Caterwaul vs Tomcat - What's the difference?

caterwaul | tomcat |

Caterwaul is a see also of tomcat.


As verbs the difference between caterwaul and tomcat

is that caterwaul is to cry as cats in heat; to make a harsh, offensive noise while tomcat is to prowl for sexual gratification.

As nouns the difference between caterwaul and tomcat

is that caterwaul is a yowling while tomcat is a tom, a male cat.

caterwaul

English

Verb

(en verb)
  • To cry as cats in heat; to make a harsh, offensive noise.
  • To have a noisy argument, like cats.
  • Synonyms

    * See also

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A yowling.
  • A noisy quarrel.
  • References

    *

    tomcat

    English

    Alternative forms

    *tom cat, tom-cat

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A tom, a male cat.
  • Verb

    (tomcatt)
  • To prowl for sexual gratification.
  • *1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber and Faber 2003, p. 539:
  • *:He would not go roaming the streets tom-catting like Mr Schick.
  • Derived terms

    * tomcat around

    See also

    * caterwaul