Cat Speak Dictionary

Deztinee (Dezi) Speak

Dezi speaks coyly with the accent of a true Southern Belle. She has a high pitched almost whispery voice that can get loud and animated when called for. She can be a bit shy altho’ she loves to be the center of attention.

  • Y standing alone is a Southern expression of excitement or to stress the following statement. (ex: Y thank you)
  • W may replace R’s and GH’s(ex: weplace, sowwy, dollaw, fawt = thought)
  • D may replace the hard TH sound (ex: dis = this, dat = that, da = the, anuddew = another)
  • F may replace the soft TH (ex: nuffin = nothing)
  • AW may replace OUGH (ex: fawt = thought)
  • Fur may replace FR, FOR  (ex: Furiday = Friday, furiends = friends, fur/fuw = for)
  • Purr may replace PR or PL. any word that begins with P may now begin with Purr (ex: purrrposal = proposal, purrice = price)
  • Purr may also replace PUR or PER (purrtain = pertain)
  • Puss may replace POSE (purrpuss = purpose)
  • MEOW may take the place of MO (ex: meownin’ = morning)
  • Paw replaces AW at the beginning of words (ex: Pawsum = awesome, Pawful = awful)
  • U may replace O when making a u sound (ex: gunna = going, sumwhere = somewhere, tu = to/too)
  • MOL = Meow Out Loud
  • OMC = Oh My Cat(ness)
  • WTC = What The Cat
  • POL = Purr Out Loud
  • UTB/UDB = Under the Bed
  • In’ = ING (southern speak)
  • ( ‘ ) followed by a word or following a word = shortened version (‘puter/putew = computer, altho’ = although)
  • E may be dropped off the end of a word if it is silent (luv = love, leav = leave)
  • Ifin = If (southern speak)
  • T may be dropped off the end of a word if it is silent (ex: nex = next –southern speak)
  • K replaces CT (ex: zaklee = exactly, purrfek = perfect)


                                  Alexandra (Lexi) Speak 

Lexi speaks with a true Texas drawl with an occasional deep South outburst. She is loud and outspoken but can be a little shy at times.

  • Y see above
  • U see above
  • AW see above
  • D see above
  • F see above
  • FUR see above
  • PURR see above
  • PUSS see above
  • MEOW see above
  • PAW see above
  • Z = hard S or C that sounds like S (ex: suppozez = supposes, fotoz = photos, weez = we’s, playzez = places)
  • I’z = I is/I was
  • K takes the place of C when it sounds like k (ex: kant = can’t, kuldn’t = couldn’t)
  • B or D may take the place of V (ex: lubz = loves, kubber = cover)
  • AY replaces the long A and silent E (ex: awayk = awake, layk = lake)
  • EE replaces all letters that sound like long E (ex: lubblee = lovely, reelee = really)
  • OW replaces OU (ex: sownd = sound, pownd = pound)
  • W replaces GH (ex: fawt = thought, bawt = bought)
  • Bull replaces BLE at the end of a word (ex: reedabull = readable)

We will continue to update and add to this list from time to time, so check back often. And if there’s a word or definition you think should be on here, please let us know.


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  1. Great idea to do a post on your cat speak! I purr-sonally luv how you talk and always enjoy your conversations between each other. Kiss kiss.

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  2. OMD there is a lot to learn about regional accents of kitties! My brother Hazuzu was born with no voice – he cannot purr, meow, hiss or make any of the sounds that other cats make. However, he makes up fur it with his grrreat pawsonality.
    Yur Furend
    Louis Dog Armstrong

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    • Really Louis? We sure didn’t know dat. We’re really sorry Hazuzu can’t make noises, but we’re very happy he found a luvvin’ furever home. Big hugs

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Raena


  3. Yur Kat Speek page iss grate Dezi an Lexi.
    Sum peeple who reed mee bloggie say they not understand mee…HAH!
    mee speekss good peeple speek. it iss not easy when one was raised inn a barn with other katss an horsess mew mew mew…
    Mee luvss yur accentss an fink yur both purrfect!!!!!!!!
    paw kissess Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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  4. XXOO Love it.

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  5. Cat Scout Charles

    Thank you so much Dezi for explaining Cat Speak so well.


  6. Mary Marchman

    You sure got it broke down good. It should help those who have a hard time understanding cat and southern cat.
    I love it.

    Luv you. Hugs and kisses.


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