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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
 
15.
Typically approaching the age of 25, will frequent at nightclubs where her toy boy target will also be present. Prime tactic is to lure the target into sharing a drink before binning it on to the target, making them consume the drink very quickly, making them feel dizzy and vulnerable. At this point the cougar pounces.
The cougar made her move last night
by Christophjones January 14, 2014
 
16.
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.
by cheyenne pearlheart June 11, 2014
 
17.
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.
by rschipdaddy October 19, 2013
 
18.
An attractive middle-aged woman who is fit, active, confident, independent, somewhat bohemian and not yet brain dead who is attracted to younger men because most of the available men her age are opinionated lazy slugs with beer guts.
Girlfriend #1 to Girlfriend #2: "Why can't you find someone older? What's up with you and these younger guys? "
Girlfriend #2 to Girlfriend #1: "Have you seen what's out there?!"
Girlfriend #1 to Girlfriend #2: "You're getting the reputation for being a COUGAR."
Girlfriend #2 to Girlfriend #1: "Yeah. So. And your point is?"
by Ruthie Again September 14, 2008
 
19.
An older woman (35+) who preys upon young sexual toys. While most cougars prefer their victims under 25 years of age, some rare types will stalk those as old as ten years their junior. Cougars frequently wear push-up bras and glitter, prowling about karaoke bars and jello wrestling pits for firm, youthful flesh. Not uncommonly, a real cougar would say they aren't one. That way their target would be falsely reassured before the fatal pounce.
"Ellen is a cougar. She is flat-out lying, and she is looking to hurt us, store our bodies up some tree and quietly and contentedly much on our carcasses at her leisure."
by PROWL'er September 06, 2011
 
20.
Cougar: N. 1. An older woman that is still totally hot and may or may not be down for the cause.
2. A milf but more seasoned.
That fucking fifty year old from those Bowflex commercials is a super cougar.
by Dr. Phill Good February 09, 2007
 
21.
Puma concolor. A large feline that is closely related to small cats.
That was a cougar.
by Ysbrydion July 09, 2011