Posted by Smokey Stover on June 03, 2004
In Reply to: Could 'crosscat ' be a compound taken from a childhood oath? posted by Malone on June 03, 2004
: as follows (cross and cat): 'Cross your heart and hope to die, And hope the cat'll spit in your eye." From "2107 Curious Word Origins, Sayings & Expressions from White Elephants to a Song and Dance" by Charles Earle Funk
: and if not, do you know any alternative meanings because I have not been able to find the expression in any dictionary.
Perhaps I'm the only one who has not heard the word "crosscat." Is there such a word? Could you give it a little context, say, use it in a sentence or say where you found it? SS