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cougar

[ koo-ger ]
/ ˈku gər /
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noun, plural cou·gars, (especially collectively) cou·gar.
Also called mountain lion, panther, puma . a large, tawny cat, Felis concolor, of North and South America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.
Informal. an older woman who seeks sexual relationships with much younger men: He's in his twenties, but he prefers cougars in their forties and fifties to young women his own age.
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Origin of cougar

1765–75; <French couguar (Buffon) <New Latin cuguacu ara, apparently a misrepresentation of Guarani guaçu ara
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British Dictionary definitions for cougar

cougar
/ (ˈkuːɡə) /

noun
another name for puma
US and Canadian slang a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men

Word Origin for cougar

C18: from French couguar, from Portuguese cuguardo, from Tupi suasuarana, literally: deerlike, from suasú deer + rana similar to
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