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…)
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woman who is in a relationship or just has sexual relations with conciderably younger men( usually more than eight years junior) Boyfriends are comontly named `"toy boys" In adittion, this term have been popularized by TV shows
My friend Anikka ,who is 50 years , always fuck with men 10 years younger than her. She is a real Cougar!
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Women who are over the age of 40 and pursue sexual relations/commitment with men in their twenties or thirties. However, they are successfully established and does not need a man to provide for them. They seek a partner who can keep up with their stamina.
Sandra Bullock (38) who dated Ryan Gosling (22) is considered a Cougar.
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A hot older woman. Older woman must be hot to be a cougar.
Matt spent the entire night hitting on the divorced cougars in the corner last Saturday.
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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.
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Puma concolor. A large feline that is closely related to small cats.
That was a cougar.
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A woman who pursues significantly younger men.
Tiffany always goes after younger guys and is therefore a cougar.
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A cougar can be a 60 year old sexy woman who has focused solely on raising her child and on her career then meets an undeniably handsome, intelligent, sexy man in his late 30s who knows how to make her feel like a million dollars. She is financially stable, emotionally independent, and ready for his slightest pounce. She wants him to be in control and to make the first move every time. He knows how to tear down the walls she has built up and knows how to deal with the flood that follows. This type of cougar wants a man who thrives on challenges and doesn't mind taking risks.
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