Dictionary

catamount

noun cat·a·mount \ˈka-tə-ˌmant\

Definition of CATAMOUNT

:  any of various wild cats: as
a :  cougar 1
b :  lynx

Examples of CATAMOUNT

  1. <found the footprints of a catamount on the mountain trail>

Origin of CATAMOUNT

short for cat-a-mountain
First Known Use: 1664

Related to CATAMOUNT

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: cat–a–mountainPrevious Word in the Dictionary: catamorphismAll Words Near: catamount
April 26, 2015
rococo Hear it
excessively ornate or intricate
Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!
How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears