noun, plural cou·gars, (especially collectively) cou·gar.
Origin of cougar
Examples from the Web for cougar
First they labeled me the “girlfriend,” then I was the “cougar girlfriend.”Exclusive: Michael Phelps’s Intersex Self-Proclaimed Girlfriend, Taylor Lianne Chandler, Tells All|Aurora Snow|November 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She cut her teeth first directing episodes of Cougar Town, about 10 in all.Courteney Cox Gets Personal About Her Directorial Debut, ‘Just Before I Go’|Kevin Fallon|April 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Courtney Cox is the model every sitcom star prays works out for them with the cable success of Cougar Town.
Despite the age difference, he seems to complement her perfectly, and you never get the sense that Imogene is a “cougar.”Kristen Wiig on ‘Girl Most Likely’ and Why She Nixed ‘Bridesmaids 2’|Marlow Stern|July 18, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Harry has been focused on 'cougar' websites for women seeking toyboys, The Sun says.Prince Harry Signs Pals Up To Cougar Dating Websites|Tom Sykes|November 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
We felt assured that the Cougar was treed, and that he would rest for some time to recover from his fatigue.Audubon and his Journals, Vol. 2|Maria R. Audubon
He had slain the bear and the buffalo, the wild cat and the cougar.Popular Adventure Tales|Mayne Reid
Had the cougar got away, or was he still within the thicket?
The cougar (Felis concolor) is the only indigenous long-tailed cat in America north of the parallel of 30 degrees.
Moreover, when itself assailed by either dogs or men the cougar makes no aggressive fight.A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open|Theodore Roosevelt
British Dictionary definitions for cougar
Word Origin for cougar
Word Origin and History for cougar
1774, from French couguar, Buffon's adaption (influenced by jaguar) of a word the Portuguese picked up in Brazil as çuçuarana, perhaps from Tupi susuarana, from suasu "deer" + rana "false." Another proposed source is Guarani guaçu ara. Evidently the cedillas dropped off the word before Buffon got it. Slang sense of "older woman (35-plus) who seeks younger males as sex partners" is attested by 2002; said in some sources to have originated in Canada, probably from some reference to predatory feline nature.