A group of deer is called a herd. A group of ravens is called a murder. But what is a group of cats called? When you’re talking about three or more cats?
is it a herd? A cluster? A flock?
What about, “Clowder”.
“Clowder” isn’t really the first thing that you’d think of to describe cats, so how exactly did the term come about?
According to Dictionary.com, Clowder originates from the term, “clodder.” Clodder is a Middle English term that originated in the late 1700s, and was used to describe a “clotted mass.” The term evolved over the years to the current “clowder.”
So, now that you know what to call a group of cats, how should you use the word “clowder?” Chances are that if you throw “clowder” into everyday conversation, your friends aren’t going to have any idea what you’re talking about. It’s not used frequently, but if you’re doing some scientific writing, the term could come in handy. It will also make for a great trivia question.