Cheshire Cat is a large cat.
The Cheshire Cat is one who attacks and disappears so fast as to leave only its deadly grin behind, so quick it is gone. It is a big cat that is feared more than the jungle tiger.
Behind the scenesEdit
A classical dictionary of the vulgar tongue (1788) by Francis Grose (The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged, London) contains the following entry: "CHESHIRE CAT. He grins like a Cheshire cat; said of any one who shows his teeth and gums in laughing." The phrase appears again in print in John Wolcot's pseudonymous Peter Pindar's Pair of Lyric Epistles (1792): "Lo, like a Cheshire cat our court will grin."
Cheshire Cat was made popular in Lewis Caroll's Alice books.
- ↑ KQC3E, 170