A 'fraidy cat is a person who is scared
of many things. See also chicken
. The term 'fraidy cat
is usually used by people between the ages of five
and twelve, and is most often found in a context similar to this one...
"Hey everybody, (insert name here) is too scared to (insert scary thing here)! Haha! 'Fraidy Cat! 'Fraidy Cat!"
Here is an example of me being a 'fraidy cat...
On the bus ride home yesterday, there was a yummy-looking boy sitting a few seats in front of me. We were both reading but kept looking up and staring at each other.
Incidentally, he was sitting with someone who I had spoken to on the bus before. We had gotten into an impromptu conversation about books and this marvellous stranger had given me a copy of Jonathan Livingston Seagull. (I love this! I think I will start giving all my books away to strangers I meet on the bus.) It had been months since I had seen this person and I wasn't sure it was them or not, but I wanted to tell them I loved the book.
Anyway, the combination of these two people, and me being a 'fraidy cat, kept me from saying anything to either of them. The book man gave me a hello when he got off the bus, so I learned that it was him and I missed my opportunity to say thanks. And I got off the bus without saying anything to my cute staring partner, which was a waste, because it would have been so EASY!
A 'fraidy cat is something I am always trying not to be.