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General Terms And Phrases

The cats in the Warrior Cats series don't always speak in terminology we would usually understand. They use many of their own words, these usually come from how they see things from their perspective, and sometimes they do not fully understand things and can see them very differently to how we do. Below is a list of general terms and phrases used by the Clan cats.

Key
Cat Terms
Human Terms
Prey Terms
Time Terms
Length Terms
Living Terms
Patrol Terms
Other Terms
Phrases

Cat Terms

Term Meaning
She-Cat A female cat.
Tom/Tomcat A male cat.
Queen A she-cat who expecting or raising Kits.
Mother-cat A she-cat who stays in the nursery to help the Queens.
Kittypet A cat who lives with and is cared for by humans.
Loner A cat who lives alone and does not control or defend territory.
Rogue A cat who will usually live alone and can be hostile. They often travel and show little respect for other cat's boundaries.


Human Terms

Term Meaning
Twoleg / Housefolk / Nofur / Upwalker A human.
Twoleg Kit A human child.
Twoleg Nest A human house.
Twolegplace A group of human houses close together, such as a town or city.
Thunderpath A road or another human surface where cars travel.
Monster A automotive vehicle operated by humans, such as cars, trucks and trackers.
Tree-eater A bulldozer, this is also a type of Twoleg Monster.
Cutter A human veterinarian, named after the 'cutter' which they use to neuter cats.
Halfbridge A boat dock, where humans enter the lake on their boats.
Horseplace A horse stable, or ranch where horses are kept by humans.
Soft Boulder A human cushion or pillow.
Silver Boulder A human trash can.
Silverthorn Barbed wire.
Twoleg Stuff This can be a anything left by Twolegs, but usually refers to things left by Twolegs that are poisonous to cats, such as chemicals being dumped in a river. Eating food or drinking water in places with Twoleg stuff can make a cat very ill and even be fatal.


Prey Terms

Term Meaning
Fresh-kill A recently killed piece of prey.
Blood-beat The heartbeat of prey.
Crowfood / Crow-food A dead piece of prey or another dead animal that has started to rot. This term is often used as an insult.
Buzzardfood A dead piece of prey or another dead animal that has started to rot. This term is often used as an insult (This term was used by the Clans before they moved to the forest territory, they then used crowfood instead).
Chickfeed A dead piece of prey mainly associated with eagles when they feed it to their chicks (This term was used by the Clans before they moved to the forest territory, where eagles were more common.


Time Terms

Term Meaning
Newleaf Spring
Greenleaf Summer
Leaf-fall Autumn
Leaf-bare Winter
Moon The time elapsed when the moon completes its cycle, this is the time between one full moon and the next. This is roughly one Month.
Half-Moon The time when the moon is half full. It is also used to measure time, by the elapsed time when the moon goes through half of its cycle. This is roughly half a Month or two weeks.
Quarter-Moon The time when the moon is a quarter full. It is also used to measure time, by the elapsed time when the moon goes through a quarter of its cycle. This is roughly a quarter of a Month or one week.
Full Moon The time when the moon is full.
Claw Moon The time when the moon is only the size of a claw mark in the sky.
Season The length of one full season (Newleaf/Greenleaf/Leaf-fall/Leaf-bare). This is roughly a quarter of a year, about the same as a Quarter-Moon.
Sunrise The time between one sunrise and another, this is a normal day.
Sunhigh The time of day when the sun is at its highest, usually about noon.
Sunup The time of day when the sun is up.
Sundown The time of day when the sun is down.
Moonhigh The time of night when the moon is at its highest, usually about midnight.
Heartbeat The length of one heartbeat or faster, roughly a split second.
As long as it takes to eat a mouse The length of time it takes to eat a mouse, usually several minutes.


Length Terms

Term Length
Mouse-whisker The length of an average mouse whisker, roughly around a few millimeters or centimeters. Generally used in terms to say something was very close.
Whisker-length The length of an average cat whisker, roughly a few centimeters. Generally used in terms to say something was very close.
Mouse-tail The length of an average mouse tail, roughly once inch or five centimeters.
Mouse-length The length of an average mouse, roughly two or three inches or up to fifteen centimeters.
Mouse-span Similar to a Mouse-length, the size of an average mouse, roughly two or three inches or up to fifteen centimeters.
Frog-length The length of an average frog, roughly five inches or ten centimeters.
Tail-length The length of an average cat's tail, roughly one foot or thirty centimeters.
Tree-length The length of an average tree, roughly forty to fifty feet or around fifteen meters.
Kittenstep The length of an average kit's step, roughly one inch or five centimeters.
Kit-hop The length of an average kit's hop, roughly one and a half inches or up to ten centimeters.
Rabbit-hop The length of an average rabbit's hop, roughly one and a half feet or forty five centimeters.
Pawprint The length of an average cat's pawprint, roughly three and a half inches or up to twenty centimeters.
Pawstep The length of an average cat's step, roughly six inches or up to thirty centimeters.


Living Terms

Term Meaning
Camp The place where each Clan lives permanantly.
Den The place where a cat sleeps within their camp. The equivalent of a bedroom.
Nest A soft place lined with moss or other things such as feathers to make it soft to sleep on. The equivalent to a bed.
Leader's Den The place where the Clan Leader sleeps.
Medicine Cat's Den The place where the Medicine Cat and their Apprentice sleep. It is also usually where injured / sick cats are treated.
Warrior's Den The place where all the Clan Warriors sleep..
Apprentice's Den The place where all the Clan Apprentices sleep..
Elders' Den The place where all the Clan Elders sleep.
Nursery The place where Queens and Kits stay and sleep.
Dirtplace The place cats go to make dirt. The equivalent of a bathroom.
Fresh-kill pile The place where Warriors and other cats place the Fresh-kill they catch.


Patrol Terms

Term Meaning
Hunting Patrol A group of cats who hunt Fresh-kill to bring back for their Clan.
Border Patrol A group of cats who check the borders of the Clan territory, watching out for intruders or other trouble.
Water Patrol A group of cats who collect water from the nearest water source. This is usually only needed in droughts where the nearby water sources go dry.
Battle/Fighting Patrol A group of cats who are sent into a battle with other cats or another enemy such as badgers.


Other Terms

Term Meaning
Gathering The gathering of the four main Clans during a truce at every full moon. This gathering takes place at Fourtrees in the forest and on The Island by the lake.
Make Dirt The equivalent to using the bathroom.
Moons / Mooning / Moons Over A term used to say someone admires / loves another cat.
Thistlefluff A term used to say something is nonsense.
Mouse-easy A term used to say something is easy.
Fox-toothed A term used to say something is sharp.
Rabbit-fast A term used to say someone or something is fast.
Kitting A term used for a cat giving birth.
Snowmelt Snow that has melted into a slush.
Snow-drowned An area that is covered with snow.
Fear-scent The scent given off when afraid such as from prey being hunted or cats who are afraid of something.
Sharing Tongues Where cats groom each other's pelts with their tongues. This is often done after a meal and is also a common time for cats to exchange gossip.
Silverpelt The stars that cover the night sky, these stars represent StarClan. It is assumed to be the Milky Way.
Sun-drown-place An ocean near the lake territory.
Dug-earth / Dug-pile Terms used by tunnellers in WindClan for the earth they dig and the pile they build from it.
Branch-skipping A term used by SkyClan for the way they jump between branches.
Storm-tossed A term used to say there is trouble.

Phrases

Phrase Meaning
May you find good hunting, swift running, and shelter when you sleep An ancient farewell spoken in ShadowClan to all lost Clanmates.
Would've made mousemeat out of you! / I'd have shredded you into mousedust! To threaten to gravely injure someone.
Who made dirt in his fresh kill?! To say someone is moody or cranky.
You fight/hunt like a kittypet! To say someone is a bad fighter/hunter.
You're dithering like a kittypet! To say someone is hesitant, that they are soft or cowardly.
That's a load of badger droppings To say that something is a lie or nonsense. The equivalent to 'That's a load of rubbish'.
Such a load of bat droppings To say that something is a lie or nonsense. The equivalent to 'Such a load of rubbish'.
Tabbies don't change their stripes To say someone won't change their nature / the way they are. The equivalent to 'A leopard can't change its spots'.
What in StarClan's name? To question something. The equivalent to 'What in the world?' or 'What the?'.
Great StarClan! To say something is very surprising. The equivalent to 'Oh my god!'.
StarClan's kits! To say something is surprising. The equivalent to 'Oh my gosh!'
StarClan knows To say you don't know the answer to something. The equivalent to 'God knows' or 'Who knows'.
How in Silverpelt! To say something is surprising. The equivalent to 'How on earth!'.
Sorry catches no prey / Sorry fills no bellies To say that saying sorry isn't enough. The equivalent of 'Sorry isn't good enough'.
Once a kittypet, always a kittypet! To say someone who was previously a Kittypet, will always be soft like a Kittypet.
StarClan-cursed To say someone is bad.
Worry-worm To say someone worries too much.
StarClan forsaken To say something, someplace is bad. The equivalent of 'God forsaken'.
May StarClan light your path! To wish someone well. The equivalent to 'Let god be with you'.
I don't give a mousetail To say you don't care about something.
Hedgehogs will fly To say something is a lie or nonsense. The equivalent of 'When pigs fly!'.
Doesn't matter a whisker / Doesn't catch so much as a whisker To say something does not matter, or you don't care. The equivalent to 'Who cares?'.
Crazier than a fox in a fit! To say someone is acting crazy or weird.
Bees in your brain To say someone is acting stupid, or isn't making sense. The equivalent to 'Your talking gibberish'.
As much use as a dead fox! To say someone or something is useless.
Sly as a Twoleg's dog To say someone is untrustworthy or sneaky.
Born with a burr in his fur To say someone is irritable, moody or cranky.
Oh my whiskers To say something is surprising. The equivalent to 'Oh my gosh'.
Straighter than crow-flight To say something is straight.
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