A woman who, for some unknown reason, is attracted to men she finds out are younger than she is, often significantly so. She looks younger than her age, acts younger than her age, and has the confidence she didn't have when she was younger - which younger men apparently find appealing. She's not always the bottle blond, surgically enhanced woman described in other definitions of the word. She most often has her life in order and has earned her independence. She's probably not had a conventional life and she's ok with that. Many of her friends don't get it and tell her to find some old rich fart to die with.
This is a cougar scenario of the kind described above: The flirtation had gone on for weeks and he finally asked her for her number. She gave it to him knowing he was another young one. When she found out how old he really was, she sighed on the inside. All she could say was, "I'm a bit older than you." He guessed she was about 38 and in her head she said, "Yeah, that's how old I was when I had my daughter who is now 15." Another sigh.
by RuthieNJ April 14, 2008
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An older woman who frequents clubs in order to score with a much younger man. The cougar can be anyone from an overly surgically altered wind tunnel victim, to an absolute sad and bloated old horn-meister, to a real hottie or milf. Cougars are gaining in popularity -- particularly the true hotties -- as young men find not only a sexual high, but many times a chick with her shit together.
That cougar I met last night, showed me shit I didn't know existed, I'm goin back for more.
by cougargeiger February 18, 2005
(see also hunt, prowl, corner, pounce). Noun. A 35+ year old female who is on the "hunt" for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Francisco (or other cities)waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path. "Man is cougar's number one prey"
Millions of them. More famously, Demi and Ashton, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger, Joan Collins and her hubby, Cameron and Justin, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins
by Christina Marie March 10, 2004
An attractive woman in her 30's or 40's who is on the hunt once again. She may be found in the usual hunting grounds: nightclubs, bars, beaches, etc. She will not play the usual B.S. games that women in their early twenties participate in. End state, she will be going for the kill, just like you. Associated with milfs
I bagged a cougar last night at the club.
by baroni April 16, 2006
An "older," experienced woman who happens to find herself in a sexual relationship (committed or not) with a younger man. She is not necessarily a slut, nor is she desperate. She offers sexual expertise and is open to new experiences. She simply wants to have fun. Though older, she may actually look younger than her "hook-up." She is attractive, confident, and just wants to have fun. She will not attempt to trap her mate into marriage, children or even an exclusive relationship. She is not interested in drama or games, as that would interfere with the pleasure she enjoys.
My friend says I'm a cougar because I'm having sex with a younger guy, but I didn't hunt him down - he approached ME!
by CougarMilf June 13, 2011
Hot and sexy older woman, usually in her 40s or 50s, single or married, who is sick of her same-age counterparts which are usually hairless, have big guts, who only talk about their insurance premiums and have the TV remote control attached to their hands. Cougars are attractive, in their sexual prime, who know what they want and aren't afraid to go after it. BIG misconception is that they dress cheap, wear hot pink nail polish, animal skin prints and are not-so-attractive old-looking hags with bleached hair (Yeah those women exist, but they are NOT cougars). True cougars are classy, beautiful creatures who have made their successes on their own, have real brains, usually with expensive cars/homes, and are real head turners. Cougars seek younger men, and don't have to sneak up and attack...they know their younger mates are eager to get an experienced woman who won't ask if they'll call them the next day. Being a cougar is a positive thing.
20-something girl: "oh no, that cougar just left with Jeff and I've been trying to get him to ask me out for the past three months".
by Sewmeye March 02, 2008
older women who like younger men
do you want to go cooogar huntin' tonight
by St. Joe November 04, 2003
When an older woman desires a much younger man and pounces on it's prey.
That cougar just devoured that young man.
by Wsp1013 June 27, 2016