Posted by David FG on May 03, 2005
In Reply to: Re: Alley cat posted by ESC on May 02, 2005
: : What is the origin of the idiom "alley cat"?
: A cat that lives in the alley? As opposed to a housecat.
Yes. A feral cat that typically spends its time fighting, fornicating and scavenging for food. (Quite a lot like some men I know.)