jungle cat

noun

Definition of jungle cat

: a small grayish to tawny cat (Felis chaus) found from northern Africa to Asia and having a black-tipped tail and tufted ears broadly : a wild cat (such as a leopard) of tropical regions

Examples of jungle cat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cady says to herself in a famous scene from Mean Girls, before leaping over a cafeteria table and going full jungle cat on queen bee Regina George. Jen Chaney, Vulture, 12 Nov. 2021 But broadcasting the Detroit Lions’ 42-21 loss to the Packers on Sunday might have been stranger than trying to get a good quote out of a jungle cat. Carlos Monarrez, Detroit Free Press, 21 Sep. 2020 Your best bet is to paddle a kayak up the Esquinas River into the mangroves that are home to five different species of jungle cats, including the rare jaguar. Outside Online, 23 Sep. 2019 Why is the logo some sort of jungle cat with pharaoh headgear? Khadrice Rollins, SI.com, 21 Aug. 2019 Shenzi, whose pack of scavengers have been chafing under the rule of a big jungle cat who decides who eats whom and when, is only too happy to aid and abet Scar’s coup. Michael O'sullivan, Twin Cities, 18 July 2019 Once, my heart seized when the elevator doors opened onto a gigantic taxidermied jungle cat, ready to pounce. Jenna Marotta, Vogue, 20 Sep. 2018 Apple could take a cue from its OS X naming schemes and start naming iPhones after large jungle cats, national parks, or deserts. Shannon Liao, The Verge, 15 Sep. 2018 The queen, though, is now trapped in the body of a mystical jungle cat, and Rook must find a way to return her to human form. Will Nevin, OregonLive.com, 12 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of jungle cat

1877, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of jungle cat was in 1877

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Last Updated

24 Nov 2021

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“Jungle cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jungle%20cat. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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