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bearcat

[bair-kat]
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noun
  1. Informal. a person or thing that fights or acts with force or fierceness.
  2. binturong.
  3. a panda, Ailurus fulgens.

Origin of bearcat

First recorded in 1885–90; bear2 + cat
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Examples from the Web for bearcat

Historical Examples

  • So th' Bearcat, he don't mind, an' we touches it off t'-night.

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    E. J. Rath

  • The Kid and the Bearcat stepped out of sight, and likewise the beefy man.

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    E. J. Rath

  • Dowdell's Bearcat for December is quaint and attractive in appearance.

  • The Kid and the Bearcat were in view again, no longer nonchalantly inert, but in animated action.

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    E. J. Rath

  • The Kid drove a terrific blow to the jaw, and the Bearcat crashed over on his back, completely out.

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    E. J. Rath


British Dictionary definitions for bearcat

bearcat

noun
  1. another name for lesser panda See panda (def. 2)
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