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A cougar cannot be defined simply, as one cannot consciously seek out a cougar. One can only prepare him/herself to confirm a positive cougar sighting by familiarizing themselves with the common signs/traits of a cougar. Many mistakenly fall back on their general knowledge of cougars to incorrectly confirm and report a cougar encounter. Those who are commonly sighted in public and misidentified are usually not actual cougars but are their more familiar and far less cunning cousin- the puma. Cougars are always on the prowl for a new mate and are seasoned in their tactics to not be easily identified, as they served many years as a bobcat gaining experience prior to attaining their seasoned cougar status. If you feel the presence of a cougar on the prowl you may instinctively experience a chill down your spine. It is advisable to shy away and avoid falling prey to the attack. When drinking it is good prevention to have a wingman that honors the Sheppard’s rule to not let you leave the herd or the watering hole without their approval.

Three common flaws in the cougar’s camouflage:

1. She knows a lot of your acquaintances and they tend to have positive initial individual reactions to seeing her, but quickly shy away when they realize they are in the herd. (Cougars are known to prey upon many animals in the same herd that generally enjoy the experience but fear publicly admitting the encounter, as falling prey to a cougar scars the reputation.)

2. Despite her ability to fit in by wearing the current fashion, during conversation about current popular music or TV culture she may make references of many retro or historical topics that you may or may not have some basic knowledge of. (Cougars are generally fifteen or more years older than they appear in a dimly lit bar or club and generally prey upon victims substantially younger than they are.)

3. Cougars tend to have trophy toys to entice their prey such as expensive sports cars, hot tubs, expensive homes, etc. which are products of their years of success in their careers. (These luxuries are not easily afforded during the more youthful period that preceded becoming a cougar.)

Bear in mind, once a cougar on the prowl has cornered you, separated you from the herd and pounced, you too will likely not publicly admit to the encounter.
Famous outed Cougars: Demi Moore (Ashton=victim), Naomi Watts (Heath Ledger=victim) Joan Collins, Cameron Diaz, Cher (countless victims…)
by David Corpus January 15, 2008
 
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A woman aged 35 and up who can compete with younger women for the younger man. She is a woman who ATTRACTS younger men. A cougar is independent, well groomed, and sophisticated with a body that competes with a 24 year old. She is fit and leads an active life. She does not "prey" on younger men, and she does not have to be single. A cougar is not a MILF. A cougar is graceful, and aging more slowly than other women their age.
Jennifer "Cougar" Aniston, Cindy "Cougar" Margolis, Halle "Cougar" Berry, Heidi "cougar" Klum
by The Cougar Hunter March 22, 2010
 
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A Cougar is a female, usually between thirty and fifty years-old, who enjoys the sexual company of younger men.

Cougars are only usually interested in men under the age of twenty-five. Also, Cougars are non-committal, choosing to move from mate to mate without ever settling down. It is not uncommon for the same Cougar to attack (sleep with) many different men in the same group of friends. Furthermore, Cougars are older and more practiced in the ways of snaring a mate so they will rarely broadcast their intentions to sleep with you until you are already in her Jetta, headed for the condo she just bought. It is this elusive behavior that earns her the name “Cougar.”
"Hey Jerry, I'm about to go buy this girl a drink, want to come along? I think she has a friend next to her"

"Naw, theres a cougar in the corner that seems to be stalking me, I'm going to hold out for her"
by Matt Hedges November 10, 2005
 
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A cougar is an older, experienced woman who has maintained her sex appeal through the years. (She may or may not have children.) A cougar is typically in her 30s or 40s. Some women maintain their cougar name well into their 50s, but this is a rare occurrence. Because the cougar is wise enough to appreciate the power of the pussy but is still attractive, she has the ability to mate with much younger men. She earns the name cougar because of her similarity to her animal counterpart, who is a capable, solitary stalk-and-ambush predator.

Do not confuse the cougar with the golddigger, who uses men for money or other monetary gifts. The cougar is also not to be confused with the sugar mamma, who usually pays a younger man’s bills in exchange for sex. A cougar does not pounce on her prey for money or status but purely for her own personal enjoyment.

The existence of the website cougarlife.com is humorous because cougars have no need for the aid of modern technology, on account of the fact that, by their nature, most men are sluts.
Stifler's mom from the film American Pie is a cougar.
by Mary0420 October 16, 2011
 
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An older woman typically age 40 and older that like the company of a younger man. Contrary to popular belief, cougars have evolved. They are still hot enough to get a younger man and younger men are always on the prowl for cougars so younger women, you should be worried . Cougars are trendy, not college trendy but the true classy trend that cougars can afford, not ones girls can afford. They are hot, classy, groomed to perfection. Why do younger men want cougars. The reason is simple. They are better in bed than the girls too timid to know what they really want and too hurried to realize what sensuality is. BTW cougars tend to love and give the best blow jobs, where as girls tend to do it but not really enjoy it that much. They keep themselves in great condition, more knowledgeable, carry themselves with more grace and style than girls, and dress and act like women instead of tom boys. In all if a girl has a man that a true cougar is after, you better do whatever he wants because that cougar will get him. I actually am offended being called a cougar as I am a milf and not yet old enough to be a cougar, but i do like younger men and I look 27 so little girls beware. The cougar has evolved.
Dude you lucky bastard getting with that cougar last night. I bet she rocked your world.

Hell that hot ass cougar needs some of what I have. Screw the younger chicks...

That cougar has a better rack on her than any girl our age...Damn
by CompleteMILF September 02, 2009
 
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A woman 40 years or older, in her sexual prime, emotionally more mature, healthy and energetic. She dates, plays with or marries a younger man that can keep up with her.

Due to her strong presence, knowledge, ego management and self cultivation a Cougar is more appealing and sexy to younger men that don't like games, don't want children, and they are deeper than the average male under 40.
The most dominant interest in Cougars is their deeper charm that is not based on shallow concepts of beauty and also their managed temperaments as they are not driven by hormonal imbalances that cause jealousy, competition and other foul behavior common to women under 40 (she's been there, done that).

There are negative ideas being projected onto Cougars by threatened hormonal women and shallow males that couldn't handle a real Cougar anyway! These types can have each other, they are not part of the Cougar Power reality.

The under dressed women over 40 that sleaze around at bars "hunting" young males cannot be called Cougars. They skeezed around before they matured and just continue to do so.

The Cougar is a power animal in all Native medicine. A Cougar is a powerful woman that is not as satisfied with men stuck in an old mind-set about women/sex/politics etc. Exactly like the older men that feel more alive with younger women, the Cougar is more alive with younger men.
Real Relationship: "I prefer my Cougar Woman because I'm tired of all the silly girl games. We have more fun and the sex is more fulfilling"

Casual Romp: "Without the fear of pregnancy, sex is 10 times better!"

Contemplative Observer: "She has sexy curves, deeper eyes and she gives me space and freedom. I like my freedom so I think I'll go get me some Cougar!"
by Cosmic Cipher February 16, 2010
 
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A Cougar is a woman of a certain age which ranges between 35-50yrs who is extremely sexy, preferably single, and interested in having sexual relations with younger men and/or women.
Courtney Cox plays a Cougar on the show Cougartown.
by mont-gogo April 14, 2011
 
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A woman 35 and older who is capable of gaining the attention of cubs (men 18-29 years of age). While some Cougars are actively seeking relationships with cubs, others simply like the idea of staying sexy and knowing that they could catch a cub if they wanted to.
Wow, Denise Richards (Kate Beckensale, Salma Hayek, Jada Pinkett, Elle Macpherson, Gwen Stefani, etc.) is one hot Cougar!
by Cougar Sisterhood April 16, 2012