bear cat


Definition of bear cat

1 : binturong
2 : panda
3 : a person or thing that is marked by especial power or force obviously this new skipper was a bear cat, at least insofar as getting into action with the enemy was concerned— E. L. Beach mosquitoes that are regular bear cats in action

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“Bear cat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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