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Bearcat or Big Bearcat is a poker term that defines ANY community card that comes up on the board that fundamentaly changes the dynamics of a hand. Someone who had a great hand - may be in big trouble, while the other person "hit" their card. Typically a bearcat will occur on the turn or river.
Say play is heads up Ace/Ten for one player, K9 of spades for another and the flop (the first 3 community cards) are A(spade), Ten(spade), and 8 (heart). There is likely to be betting and possibly raising because one person has 2 pair and the other player has the nut flushdraw, suppose the turn, the 4th community card is revealed and it is a Jack of spades - this is a Bearcat because now the possibility of a straight, a flush, or even a royal flush exists! Mr. 2 pair cannot be as happy with his hand now because he could be severly beaten.
Now suppose another Ten shows on the river - this would be a BIG bearcat as now the Ace/Ten holder has a full house and can be more certain about their hand being a winning hand.
Typically it is impossible to get away from an all in moment when a bearcat shows up.
by Rhettro1 February 01, 2010
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a hillbilly term for a natch'l man, what's full of surprises.
Lou: This string band would be ace ceptin we aint got no bass.
Cudwyn: Uhh, Louey, I kin play the jug iffn need be.
Lou: why, cud, y'ole bearcat! set down 'n git to huffin'
by Quick Spoons October 01, 2006
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A term for someone who randomly blurts the word "bearcat" during poker games.
In no limit holdem poker, on the turn or river, any card appears. Someone who is not necessarily involved in the hand says "ooh big bearcat"... That person is a Bearcat. The card that appears is just a card.
by Slow Now February 02, 2010
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An animal of deciduous forest regions that is often confused with stray housecats or small dogs. They are rather tame looking felines that have the intelligence of rabbits or rodents. Scientists have been in awe of the animals' resilience considering their lack of intellect and ineptitude for survival.These animals are commonly slayed by Mountaineer's who use their hides for toilet paper.
Are you watching that WVU / Cincinatti Game on Saturday, those Mountaineers are going to wipe their asses with the bearcats.
by Buddy Badass November 15, 2007
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A person or somewhat of a being that has more hair on his or her chest and back than the average bear. Normally of a special education school background and usally dines on fast food daily causing the outragous break out of huge bulging pimples. With tendencies consisting of super studdering and the laziest of the lazy eyes bearcats may be very rude and abrupt if not fed on time.
The waiter at McD's was mawled to death by a local high school student aka bearcat...
by Bigwillyhottooth September 24, 2010
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