catnip catnip  /ˈkæt nɪp/

Definition(s):

  • (n) hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. At home he is catnip for the voracious paparazzi.
  2. Suggests Bush is out of touch with reality, and that McCain is Bush II -- both catnip to his Manhattan audience.
  3. Traditional home shows about renovating and decorating are catnip for retailers like Lowe's and Home Depot.

News

  1. Bronze Award Project benefits the SPCA

    Garnet Valley Girl Scout Troop 52 recently completed their Bronze Award Project by helping the Delaware County SPCA. The girls made braided ropes, catnip pillows, cat towers out of toilet paper rolls and paper towel dog treat chews. All items were made from recycled and donated materials. They also collected dog food, blankets, sheets and towels. They then took the items to the SPCA and received ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Garnet Valley Press

  2. Past renters and neighbors come forward with complaints about east side home

    More families and neighbors come to KFOX14 about ongoing problems with an east side rental home. KFOX14 first reported the problems with the home on Catnip Street on Thursday when current tenant Juan Sanchez came to us complaining of water and gas problems within the home. Constant water leaks caused flooding and problems with corroded lines prevented the family from being able to use the water ...
    on June 8, 2013     Source: KFOX 14 El Paso

  3. East Side home causes daily problems for renters

    A home without working water and gas is causing a headache for an East Side family. They came to KFOx14 complaining that their landlord has not fixed the problems for two months, The Sanchez family is currently renting the home on Catnip Street in East El Paso but they would have never moved in two months ago, if they knew the problems hidden in the home that are now a daily struggle. The ...
    on June 7, 2013     Source: KFOX 14 El Paso

Quotes

  • "They seize on an innocent remark, try to take it out of context, throw up an outrageous ad, because they know that it's catnip to the news media," said Obama on the eve of the seventh anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
    on Sep 11, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: AFP

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