tiger cat

noun

Definition of tiger cat

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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First Known Use of tiger cat

1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Tiger cat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tiger%20cat. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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