A scaredy cat is something you say to describe a person who is afraid of many things.
We often say that people who are almost afraid of everything are scaredy cats. Being a scaredy cat means that the person is unlikely to try anything that might hurt them in any way, physically emotionally or any other.
Scaredy cats won’t try new food, talk to new people, do sports, invest, or anything that has a certain level of risk.
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The reason why it’s called a scaredy cat is because cats are brave animals, and the ones that are scared are afraid of everything. People who are scaredy cats are the same.
Scaredy Cat Examples
- Come on, talk to that girl she’s been looking at you all evening. Don’t be a scaredy cat!
- Why haven’t you invested in the stock I told you? You’ll get nowhere being a scaredy cat.
- He is a scaredy cat. He won’t even try spicy food.