noun cou·gar \ˈkü-gər also -ˌgär\

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

plural cougars also cougar

Full Definition of COUGAR

:  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
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

Related to COUGAR

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole
COUGAR Defined for Kids


noun cou·gar \ˈkü-gər\

Definition of COUGAR for Kids

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


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