Definition of bobcat
: a common North American lynx (Lynx rufus) reddish in base color with dark markings
Recent Examples of bobcat from the Web
Anderson received a governor’s commendation for his role in rescuing a man who drove a bobcat over an embankment at Wilderness Ranch in July 2006, Bryant said.
The roughly 25-pound bobcat was shot dead by Dabrowski’s son, Gene, after the dogs cornered the animal under the porch.
A La Crescenta family’s 10-year-old poodle is dead this week after being mauled, possibly by a bobcat or mountain lion, according to its owner.
Bobcats aren’t common in Charlotte, experts say, but sightings are increasing.
The Bobcats earned a date with Goreville in Saturday's third-place game.
Wild Florida features lemurs, zebras, watusi, bobcats, sloths, and other exotic animals.
James Quigg The Daily Press via AP Unlike foxes or deer, bobcats generally are afraid of people, Medford said.
A bobcat sighting One night in mid-May, Sara Fisher was walking her dog off Eastfield Road near the Shops of Eastfield Village in the University area when something caught her eye.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bobcat'. Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of bobcat
4bob; from the stubby tail
First Known Use: 1859See Words from the same year
BOBCAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bobcat for English Language Learners
: a kind of large wild cat that has a short tail and that lives in North America
BOBCAT Defined for Kids
Definition of bobcat for Students
: a North American wildcat that is a small rusty brown type of lynx
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up bobcat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).