Tame Cat

(A). A harmless dangler after a married woman; a cavalier servant; a cicisbeo.

“He soon installed himself as a taine cat in the MacMungo mansion.” —Truth (Queer Story), October, 1885.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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