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cougar

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noun cou·gar \ˈkü-gər also -ˌgär\

Simple Definition of cougar

  • : a large brownish cat that was once common in North and South America

Full Definition of cougar

plural cougars also cougar

  1. 1 :  a large powerful tawny-brown cat (Felis concolor) formerly widespread in the Americas but now reduced in number or extinct in many areas —called also catamount, mountain lion, panther, puma

  2. 2 slang :  a middle-aged woman seeking a romantic relationship with a younger man

Examples of cougar

  1. <in many regions, suburban developments have encroached upon the habitat of the cougar>



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Origin of cougar

French couguar, modification of New Latin cuguacuarana, from Tupi s i̵wasuarána, from s i̵wásu deer + -ran resembling


First Known Use: 1774

Other Mammals Terms


COUGAR Defined for Kids

cougar

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noun cou·gar \ˈkü-gər\

Definition of cougar

  1. :  a large yellowish brown wild animal of North and South America related to the domestic cat





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