noun, plural pan·thers, (especially collectively) pan·ther.
Origin of panther
Origin of Panther
Examples from the Web for panther
Contemporary Examples of panther
Think of late Black Panther Eldridge Cleaver, who described rape as “insurrectionary” in his bestselling memoir, Soul on Ice.Julian Assange, Chick Magnet?
December 13, 2010
Timing: The heist took place just before the evening rush hour, which slow would any potential police pusuit; a Panther trademark.Return of the Pink Panthers?
August 12, 2009
Historical Examples of panther
He's not so large or tall, but quick and springy, and muscled like a panther.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The Panther was forced to repass the Vulcan in the new maneuver.The Cruise of the Dry Dock
T. S. Stribling
Then the false mother had to turn into a panther again, lest she fall down.
On her way a panther met her, and asked where she were going.
But when the panther came in, they saw it was not really their mother after all.
noun plural -thers or -ther
Word Origin for panther
early 13c., from Old French pantere "panther" (12c.), from Latin panthera, from Greek panther "panther, leopard," probably of Oriental origin. Folk etymology derivation from Greek pan- "all" + ther "beast" led to many curious fables.