tiger cat

noun

1
: any of various wildcats (such as the serval, ocelot, or margay) of moderate size and variegated coloration
2
: a striped or sometimes blotched tabby cat

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Examples of tiger cat in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of tiger cat was in 1699

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“Tiger cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20cat. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

tiger cat

noun
1
: any of various medium-sized wildcats (as the ocelot) with a striped or spotted coat
2
: a striped or sometimes spotted tabby cat

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