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bearcat

[ bair-kat ]
/ ˈbɛərˌkæt /
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noun
Informal. a person or thing that fights or acts with force or fierceness.
a panda, Ailurus fulgens.
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Origin of bearcat

First recorded in 1885–90; bear2 + cat
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British Dictionary definitions for bearcat

bearcat
/ (ˈbɛəˌkæt) /

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