Inflected Form(s): plural lynx or lynx·es
Etymology: Middle English, from Latin, from Greek; akin to Old English lox lynx and probably to Greek leukos white -- more at LIGHT
Date: 14th century
Date of urban adoption: circa mid-1990s
: a woman, typically in the 50s, who intentionally preys on younger men, who are typically in their early 20s. The term's urban use began pejoratively, and has thus far remained pejorative. Often among a group of inebriated friends the most inebriated is selected and encouraged to approach the lynx, to the glee of all those who witness the regrettable event.
Related terms: cougar puma
I don't care how hot that lynx is; she's too damn old!
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