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1. A desirable person. S/He's quite a catch . Eric Partridge in Smaller Slang Dictionary (1964): ' A person matrimonially desirable '.

2. In gay termimology, the receptive partner in anal-copulation , in distinction to the pitch or active-partner . See sodomite for synonyms.

3. More rarely, a fellator/trice. See fellator for synonyms.

See Also: Abélard, androtrope, badger game, bag up, catch, catch a cold, catch something, caught by the short hairs, caught with his pants down, caught with his trousers down, clap eyes on, clap one's eyes on, clapster, conjugate, cop a bird, cop a joint, Covent Garden ague, coynte, cupcake, get burned, gynaeocotrope, gyneotrope, had'em, hes, hir, homoism, homophylophilia, hot flash, hot flush, husband's supper, hypoactive sexual desire, in flagrante delicto, isosexual, lay eyes on, lay one's eyes on, leg, loop-de-loop, love scene, minx, nap, pitch, practicing one's mantra, quaint, queynte, set eyes on, set one's eyes on, skeet shooting, sob, socket money, soixante-neuf, trollop, truth or dare, vampirism, warm(ing) the husbands supper

Quotes Containing catch:
Gloria (Helen Broderick) and Mr. Duncan (Samuel S. Hinds) in The Rage of Paris (1938): - Gloria Patterson: ''We''re going to ride to the hounds in the morning. It''s tally-ho at dawn.'' - Mr. Duncan: ''Yes, you have to get up very early in the morning to catch the fox .'' - Gloria Patterson: ''Yes, and stay up late at night to catch a minx .''
Frances (Grace Kelly) picnicking with John Robie (Cary Grant) in To Catch a Thief (1955): ''Do you want a leg or a breast?''
'Do you want a leg or a breast?' Frances (Grace Kelly) picnicking with John Robie (Cary Grant) in To Catch a Thief (1955)
Carmen Navarro (Carmen Miranda) and her fiance Lionel Deveraux (Groucho Marx) in Copacabana (1947): - Carmen: ''Why are you always chasing women?'' - Lionel: ''I''ll tell you as soon as I catch one.''
Sherri Klugman (Barbara Howard) and Nora Baker (Dudan Sarandon) in White Palace (1990): - Sherri: ''You know , our Max is quite a catch . How did you manage it?'' - Nora: ''I give a good blowjob, I guess.'' - Sherri: ''Hmm... I bet you do!'' - Nora: ''And I bet you don''t.''
Gloria Paterson (Helen Broderick) to Nicole De Cortillon (Danielle Darrieux) on how to catch a rich husband in The Rage of Paris (1938): ''The way to a man''s heart is through his eyes , honey . That''s the modern version. He believes what he sees , and takes bicarbonate of soda for his indigestion instead of a wife that can cook.''
Tod (Keanu Reeves) in Parenthood (1989): ''You know , Mrs. Buckman, you need a license to buy a dog or drive a car. Hell! you need a license to catch a fish but they''ll let any butt-mean asshole be a father.''

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