The Cat's Meow - adj. - The term is a positive epithet, popular in the 30s and 40s, meaning, roughly "great, fine." yourdictionary.com
Today's synonym: Cool.
"Those new shoes are the cat's meow."
Origin: 30's and 40's slang.
This is such a retro phrase, and since our generation is all about retro, it's only natural that old slang phrases can be included in the fashion mix. Also, it refrences cats, and cats are cool!
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