[ kat-uh-mount ]
/ ˈkæt əˌmaʊnt /


a wild animal of the cat family, especially the cougar or the lynx.


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Origin of catamount

First recorded in 1655–65; short for catamountain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for catamount



/ (ˈkætəˌmaʊnt) /


any of various medium-sized felines, such as the puma or lynx

Word Origin for catamount

C17: short for cat of the mountain
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