[koo-ger] /ˈku gər/
noun, plural cougars (especially collectively) cougar.
Also called mountain lion, panther, puma. a large, tawny cat, Felis concolor, of North and South America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in some areas.
Informal. an older woman who seeks sexual relationships with much younger men:
He’s in his twenties, but he prefers cougars in their forties and fifties to young women his own age.
another name for puma
(US & Canadian, slang) a woman in her 30s or 40s who actively pursues casual sexual relationships with young men
1774, from French couguar, Buffon’s adaption (influenced by jaguar) of a word the Portuguese picked up in Brazil as çuçuarana, perhaps from Tupi susuarana, from suasu “deer” + rana “false.” Another proposed source is Guarani guaçu ara. Evidently the cedillas dropped off the word before Buffon got it. Slang sense of “older woman (35-plus) who seeks younger males as sex partners” is attested by 2002; said in some sources to have originated in Canada, probably from some reference to predatory feline nature.
World-Wide Web, standard
A former (development) name for the W3C’s HTML 4 standard.
noun, Informal. 1. a younger man who is often pursued by older women seeking a sexual relationship: We all agreed he was prime cougar bait.
[kawf, kof] /kɔf, kɒf/ verb (used without object) 1. to expel air from the lungs suddenly with a harsh noise, often involuntarily. 2. (of an internal-combustion engine) to make a similar noise as a result of the failure of one or more cylinders to fire in sequence. 3. to make a similar sound, as a […]
- Cough and die
jargon barf. Connotes that the program is throwing its hands up by design rather than because of a bug or oversight. “The parser saw a control-A in its input where it was looking for a printable, so it coughed and died.” Compare die, die horribly, scream and die. [Jargon File] (1995-03-07)
[kawg-lin, kog-] /ˈkɔg lɪn, ˈkɒg-/ noun 1. Charles Edward (“Father Coughlin”) 1891–1979, U.S. Roman Catholic priest, activist, radio broadcaster, and editor, born in Canada.