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
An alert/call used to not only warn others of the presence an "untouchable," but to ask for assistance in the avoidance of the "untouchable" in question as well. If alert fails and one is approached, respect each others boundaries and speak in a proffesional matter. Politeness and distance are one's keys to success in the everlasting battle faced each day.
Here is a situation in which the("cougar!") alert would be placed in effect. The possible interaction b/w oneself and a "David Eggers" would warrent a "cougar" alert/call. May also appear under the name "Davey." Quick description: Tall, slender body type. Brown eyes and hair. 15/16 years of age. An,"I'm the shit," attitude. Crewmember of McDonalds, currently wearing a blueshirt, possible promotion to red in the coming weeks.
by The Ronald McDonald January 02, 2008
Overview:In Western Canada, cougar is an unflattering word used to describe a middle-aged woman who prowls the bars in search of younger men. Not to be confused with hooker, gold-digger or hootch.

Demographic: The cougar has typically been divorced or is a single mother who has had children at a very young age and is trying to relive her lost youth. Her occupation tends to be that of the pink collar variety: administrative assistant, government worker, or receptionist for oil-field equipment companies. They can also be sighted working for policing organizations because of easy access to fresh meat in the form of young recruits. The Western Candian Cougar loves men, and despises all women, especially young, better educated women whom she fears may steal her job. She sees her main role in the workplace as that of snitch and clock-watcher for the office manager, and never hesitates to tattle on truants or tardy co-workers. The Western Cougars can be seen at 9:30 am and 2:30 pm, smoking in groups outside of any office building, glaring at passerby and simpering for any passing men.

Dress: The Western Canadian cougar dresses in cheap, tight clothing bought in the Juniors department of Stitches or the Garage Clothing Company. It is extremely important to the Western Canadian Cougar that she stills fits into Junior-sized clothing, as poorly-fitting and inappropriate as it may be because it proves that she still has her fabulous bod even after years of smoking, babies, and drinking.

Makeup: Consists of a hard scrawl of black eye-liner on both upper and lower lids, pink pearlescent lisptick, and wrinkles inadvertantly emphasized by a real or fake tan. This is a very important indicator for those observing the Western Canadian Cougar, in particular, lip wrinkles and pouchy eyes. The Western Canadian Cougar does not have easy access to plastic surgery, and such defects may be inexpertly camoflaged with bad bronzer and/or clotted concealer.

Hair colour: Predominantly blonde with black roots (although matte black or matte burgundy has also been spotted in some regions), over-processed and over-layered. Hair length is always long. Nails are usually square-tipped and French-manicured, however long, spoon-shaped, and coated with chipped silver polish is also a popular variant in some regions.

Accessories: The Western Canadian Cougar never leaves her house without her smokes, her cell phone, and a bottle of loud perfume such as Obsession, Shalimar, Poison, or Giorgio, lavishly applied regardless of occasion. The Western Canadian Cougar knows that there is no better cover-up for "bar smell" like a squirt of Giorgio applied in the women's washroom at intermission.

Prey: Young guys in voluminous quantity, any time, any where, but usually only for one night.

Habitat: Bars, offices, malls, trailer parks, high density housing developments, row housing.
Gawd, Helen in accounting is such a cougar: she got drunk at the support staff conference and went home with a 17 year-old guy she met at the hotel.
by Strangeways88 January 25, 2007
Cougar

A cougar is a dried up hag of a women who in a vain attempt to feel attractive and vibrant resorts to hinting of sexual availability or making themselves sexually available to any horny young man indiscriminate enough to use them, a barn yard animal or any other hole he can find to facilitate achieving orgasm.

Cougars are easily spotted by over-stressed, over-died, dry frizzy hair or wigs, large amount of facial makeup in the forms of blush, mascara’s , eye shadows and concealers, fake eyelashes and also fake fingernails, push up bra’s under revealing tops and sometimes though not as common breast augmentations and permanent and non-permanent butt pads and buttock enhancements.

Though it is true that most young men do not find cougars attractive in a conventional sense and are rarely seen with one outside of a bar or night club type setting the young man’s sex drive especially when their inhibitions have been lowered by alcohol consumption will win out over his mental and moral objections as well as the physical non-attractiveness issue he may feel towards the cougar and he will attempt to have a sexual encounter with her. The cougar well aware of this fact is most often spotted in such environments.

Cougars are very acceptable to false flattery even when it is highly fictionalized. Young men who pursue cougars find that the further from the truth the flattery is the better the chance of him reaching his objective. As a result this technique is extremely common.
That cougar checking you out is old enough to be your mother.
by Dr.Sadbuttrue October 12, 2012
A female who attracts young makes
Pauline,a cougar attracts Tommy who is much younger then her.
by Tal38823 March 24, 2011
a girl in highschool that goes after her juniors rather then classmen and upperclassmen. this type of behaviour is becoming popular in sri kl secondary school where there is a lack of (hot) senior guys.
girl: damn look at that guy!
boy: dude, he's your junior!
girl: so he's hot!
boy: you cougar.
by jemmarose March 09, 2011
A Cougar is a much older woman who has a appreciation for the qualities of a younger sexy man. For example the fact they are like the energizer bunny and keep going and going and going, Oh My!
Another reason is there is no kissing to make it all personal, there is no I love you's to set up for a future disappointment and last but least the younger man always leaves so that the ladies can go on with their daily business. Nothing is ever said, it's always discreet and that makes the sex even more great!
A plus side also is that younger men are so much more sexier these days!
"see that MILF, she's a Cougar on the prowl!"

Meaning Her mom is looking for some fun with a younger guy.
by diamondrebel13@thevilleNtexas February 28, 2010
A mature woman old enough to be the mother of a high schooler, typically age 40 and older that like the company of a younger man, single or divorced, a woman who prefers to hunt rather than be hunted. Cougars are sick of guys whose sole peak of happiness is a remote and someone to wait on him. 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 attractive, who know what they want and aren't afraid to go after it. They are hot, classy, groomed to perfection. They seek younger men, and don't have to sneak up and attack...they know their younger mates are eager to get an experienced woman. Being a cougar is a positive thing.
That cougar is hot!
by kmiller32 January 25, 2010

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