kitty-n; 3 Senses

Sense Number 1: money bet by card players, jackpot

Commentary: KITTY[+quantity][+sum][+bets][+jackpot]
NOTE: usually implies one person gets all the benefit - the whole pot

The kitty was over two hundred dollars during our last poker hand.
John put a dollar in the kitty to see Bob and then raised him two more.
Jane started a kitty at work for betting on when Mary's baby is due.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 2: contributions donated by individuals for some purpose

Commentary: KITTY[+quantity][+sum][+contributions][+reserve]
NOTE: implies everyone involved may share in the benefit.

Take some money for lunch out of the household kitty in the glass jar.
The neighbors are putting a kitty together for a block party this summer.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 3: informal usage for a domestic cat, often young

Commentary: KITTY[+animal][+cat][+domestic]

The child called the kitty but it hid under the couch.
Here, kitty, kitty, kitty.
They just adopted two three-month old kitties.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4