Netty vs Tomcat - What's the difference?

netty | tomcat |


As nouns the difference between netty and tomcat

is that netty is (geordie) toilet while tomcat is a tom, a male cat.

As an adjective netty

is like a net, or network; netted.

As a verb tomcat is

to prowl for sexual gratification.

netty

English

Etymology 1

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Like a net, or network; netted.
  • Etymology 2

    Possibly a corruption of (necessity) or (necessary); (etyl) . Alternatively it may be derived from (etyl) gabinetti.

    Alternative forms

    * nettie

    Noun

    (netties)
  • (Geordie) toilet
  • References
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    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