MEANING: noun: 1. A male domestic cat.
2. A womanizer.
verb intr.: To pursue women promiscuously.

ETYMOLOGY:The word was probably popularized by the anonymously published children’s book The Life and Adventures of a Cat (1760). Earliest documented use: for a cat: 1772; for a womanizer; 1884, for verb: 1917.

I AM CAT - popular song proclaiming the power of the species; 1971, by Feline Reddy, also covered by many others

TOM-TAT - past tense of the singer of "Willow, tit-willow, tit-willow"

TOM-CRAT - member of a government by cat