What does Cougar mean?

A slang term for an older woman who seeks relations with younger people.


Other definitions of Cougar:

  • A more experienced woman who looks for companionship with younger men.
  • A slang term for a woman who engages sexually with significantly younger men. The name originates from use in the early 2000s in Canada, and references the predatory large cat that stalks and hunts for prey.
  • Originally a put-down, this term references an older woman who seeks younger people for sex. However, the term has evolved and depending on context, can be taken as a complement.
  • A term for a more mature woman who enjoys the companionship of a younger partner. While some may mock the arrangement, both parties often see many advantages that increase intimacies.

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How to use the term

  • Demi Moore proved she was a cougar when she took in Ashton Kutcher.

  • There are a lot of cougars at this bar tonight. Let's get some drinks.

  • While her age might make her a cougar, her heart makes her the one.

  • Sometimes I hear them say cougar like an insult, but I choose to find power in it. I am a powerful, solitary hunter, like a cougar, that knows exactly what I want.

  • We split up when I found out he was into cougars and I couldn't fill that gap in his life.


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