Alley cat

Posted by David FG on May 03, 2005

In Reply to: 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.)