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
The real definition of cougar comes from the american muscle car also known as the ´67 Ford Cougar, one of the best known cars to be lended or bought for being such a popular classic even after being used for a great ammount of mileage, that is why it can also be exemplified by "riding an old classic" just as a great looking 40 year old woman, which may have been also a classic or a beauty back in the day, being used once again, even with the mileage and a couple of bumps and scratches is a hell of a smooth ride!!!
"Even after taking a look at all these new pieces of ass, i´d still want to ride that old cougar"
by xaviersz May 11, 2009
A hot looking woman in her late 30's to mid 40's who dates younger men because she is still hot enough to get them.
Forty something Cougar Tara dated the hot new intern because she could.
by Cougarette March 15, 2009
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.
Blue eyed cougar from Tennessee
by blueeyedcougar February 22, 2009
A woman, usually in 35+ single or married, sexually aroused, and attractive, who is sick of her same-age counterparts who typically are smelly, hairy, overweight, and lazy, terrible in sex, and so forth. Cougars usually do all they can to be in shape and look much younger. Cougars seek younger men wherever they can find them.
That cougar over there looks fine as ever, I thought she was 21!
by Itsallgoodhomie917 May 06, 2008
Pronunciation: \ˈkü-gər also -ˌgär\
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural - cougars
Etymology: French couguar, modification of New Latin cuguacuarana

A cougar is a female mammal of the homo sapient family, 35-55 years old, found throughout most populated areas. A capable stalk-and-ambush predator, preying on much younger males, cougars can frequently be seen in urban and suburban densely-populated habitats with liquor licenses. A cougar's preferred prey item is usually but not always under 25, as cougars prefer to prey on younger men who have hair and get erections naturally. Typically solitary and territorial, cougars have been frequently observed hunting in packs while individual territory sizes depend on terrain, vegetation, and abundance of prey. A cougar's prime predation hours are late evenings to early mornings and especially during weekends. Cougars will typically leave their cubs with relatives, ex-husbands, ex-in-laws or an overnight sitter while hunting.

Typically, cougars have been known to misrepresent their age to prey items due to the normally short duration of predation periods, from one night to several months, and having the advantage of a smokin' hot appearance allowing them to pass for a much younger animal such as a puma. Being older, wiser, and highly skilled; cougars pursue younger men more for their unwavering stamina than for materialism as is the case with the puma. Cougars crave the attention and thrill of an uncomplicated sexually intense relationship that younger men tend to offer. Although the term's urban use began pejoratively, it is now usually viewed as a compliment, as young men frequently enjoy being preyed upon by an attractive cougar or MILF.

Physical characteristics

Cougars are slender and agile standing 5 to 6 foot in height, without heels, with the ideal specimen averaging 36" inches around the chest, 26" around the waist and 36" around the hips and buttocks while weighing anywhere between 100 to 135lbs on average. The cougar's head is well maintained with a luxurious and frequently dyed mane and a painted-on face. The cougar has 10 claws on their forepaws and 10 shorter claws on their hind paws which typically are painted the same color. The cougar's skin varies in color from specimen to specimen and even between siblings due to natural skin pigments, make-up, sun exposure and spray on tans. Hair color, design or absence of hair in the pubic region of the cougar varies according to the cougar's preference and whether the carpet will match the curtains but typically the hair is darker than the mane in which the norm is a landing strip or a small semi-triangular patch.

See also: lynx
Examples of cougars are; Kim Cattrall, Kim Basinger, Catherine Zeta Jones, Courtney Cox, Demi Moore, Faith Hill, Daryl Hannah, Tyra Banks, Vivica Fox, Andie MacDowell, among many other famous specimen.

Use in a sentence:
I smell like I've been malled by a cougar all night.
by SensiScholar February 08, 2008
A distinguished species of older females who seek the company of younger males whilst avoiding the entanglements of a relationship, in favor of a lack of restrictions.

The cougar woman has overcome society’s proscribed behavior for women’s sexual behavior. Thus, she embraces her true self and lives her life to the fullest. She know what she wants and isn’t afraid to hunt for it!

There are several species of cougars, but an insatiable sexual appetite and a lack of interest in marriage and other conventional romantic institutions are common to all.
Man, check out the Cougar by the bar, she’s like way hotter than your mom.
by PocketChangeNY January 08, 2008
A slang term used to describe an attractive older single woman.
There are alot of cougar's here, its time to hunt!
Recent research has shown that there are alot of cougars in the south orange county area.
by Lance Bangwell October 23, 2006

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