Inflected Form(s): plural cougars also cougar
Etymology: French couguar, modification of New Latin cuguacuarana, from Tupi siwasuarána, from siwasú deer + -rana resembling
Date of urban adoption: circa mid-1990s
: a woman, typically in the 30s, who intentionally preys on younger men, who are typically in their early 20s. Although the term's urban use began pejoratively, it is now usually viewed as a compliment, as young men frequently seek out attractive cougars.
Related terms: puma lynx