Glossary/Warrior Cat Words
Apprentice- A young cat who is learning to become a warrior or medicine cat and has 'paw' in his/her name. For example: Graypaw, Hollypaw, Leafpaw.
Crow-food- Rotting food. Clan cats never eat crow-food unless they are very desprate. Also an insult.
Deathberries- Known as yew berries to people. Even one can kill the strongest warrior.
Deputy- Cat right below the Clan leader. If a leader is unable to control his/her Clan, the deputy takes over. Also, deputies decide who will lead hunting or border patrols.
Elder- Cat who is too old to continue warrior duties. Apprentices usually care for elders. Elders are very respected by the all of the cats.
Fox dung- An insult worse than mouse-brain and mouse dung.
Fresh-kill- Prey that has recently been caught by a warrior.
Gathering- A peaceful meeting of all four Clans. The Clans have one every full moon.
Greencough- Severe chest infection that is almost always fatal to kits and elders.
Greenleaf Twolegplace- A place that Twolegs (people) visit only during summer. Like a resort or places like that.
Half-moon- Two weeks.
Horseplace- A place where horses are kept.
Housefolk- What a house cat calls people.
Kittypet- A cat that lives with people.
Leader- Cat who has complete control over his/her Clan, recieves messages from StarClan, have nine lives, and have 'star' in his/her name. For example: Firestar, Tallstar, Tigerstar.
Loner- A cat who lives outside of the Clans in one place, but does not defend his/her territory.
Medicine cat- Cat who recieves prophecies and messages from StarClan and uses his/her knowledge of herbs to heal his/her Clanmates. Medicine cats are at the same level as a leader and are very respected by the other cats.
Monster- A machine such as a car or bulldozer.
Moonhigh- The time when the moon has reached its highest point.
Mouse-brain- Not very smart. This is the least offensive of the insults and is often used playfully or jokingly.
Mouse dung- An insult that is less offensive than fox dung, but more offensive than mouse-brain. This is sometimes used to express disappointment or frustration.
Nofurs- Another word for people.
One moon- One month.
Rogue- Cat who live outside the Clans, but, unlike a loner, is potientially hostile and moves from place to place. Rogues are often cats who have been exiled from a Clan for breaking the warrior code.
Sharing tongues- This when cats groom each other.
Silverpelt- The Milky Way.
Sun-drown-place- A sea to the west of the Clans territories, where the sun sets.
Twoleg nest- Person's house.
Twolegplace- Town or city
Twolegs- Clan cats' word for people.
Upwalkers- Another word for people.
Warrior- Cat who has completed his/her training or done something to earn a name. For example: Brambleclaw, Tawnypelt, Lionheart.
Whitecough- Mild chest infection.