A diminutive form of Catherine and of its variant forms, also used as a formal given name in the 20th century.
Cathy is a comic strip drawn by Cathy Guisewite. It featured a woman who struggled through the "four basic guilt groups" of life — food, love, mom, and work — the strip gently poked fun at the lives and foibles of modern women. Cathy's characteristics and issues both made fun of and sometimes fed into negative stereotypes about women. The strip debuted on November 22, 1976, and at its peak appeared in over 1,400 newspapers. The strips have been collected into more than 20 books. Three television specials were also created. Guisewite received the National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award in 1992 for the strip. Initially, the strip was based largely on Guisewite's own life as a single woman. "The syndicate felt it would make the strip more relatable if the character’s name and my name were the same," Guisewite said in an interview. "They felt it would make it a more personal strip, and it would help people to know it was a real woman who was going through these things. I hated the idea of calling it 'Cathy.'" However, Guisewite had Cathy's longtime boyfriend Irving propose marriage on Valentine's Day 2004. The two characters married in the February 5, 2005 strip. That same year, Cathy appeared in the 75th anniversary party of Blondie and Dagwood.
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Rank popularity for the word 'cathy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4374
The numerical value of cathy in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of cathy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
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I asked him if he needed help and Employee Cathy Scott told me he needed clip-on ties, we didn't have any.
It all comes from Truett Cathy and the Truett Cathy family and the principles Chick-fil-A has been established on.
Cathy Wells was just Cathy Wells, cathy Wells looked at everyone with love. And Cathy Wells would go anywhere to protect anybody.
We said,' Make sure Employee Cathy Scott look him in the eye.' I'm saying make sure Employee Cathy Scott give him a firm handshake, and she showed him... he tucked his shirt in.
I hope we do, i don’t think it’s too late to find out. I probably began the project thinking it was too late to find out, but I don’t believe that now… I believe her family deserves justice. And part of that is being able to name who killed Sister Cathy.
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