A middle-aged woman who seeks sexual or romantic relationships with younger men.
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Speaking to The Sunday Telegraph during Harper's Bazaar's Women of the Year Awards, where she won a prize for Role Model of the Year, Thompson said: "It's easy to be flattered, but I am no cougar. I've had a lot of male attention here from budding young actors asking about getting on in show business...It got me thinking about the cougar thing. I am a happily married woman, but, even if I was single, I wouldn't be up for it."
—Richard Eden, " Emma Thompson calls Hollywood actresses who take younger partners 'predatory':," The Sunday Telegraph, November 7, 2010
Besides being dressed in a tight pair of jeans or (weather permitting) body-hugging dress, the cougar can be identified by three key characteristics. First, you'll notice that make-up has been liberally applied to the mouth and eye area. Second, her clothes will be cloaked in a heavy veil of overly floral perfume and, third, quite unlike the younger members of the female species, she'll have no qualms about getting raging drunk.
—Thomas Falkiner, " Notes from the field:," Sunday Times (South Africa), October 17, 2010
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On his way back to our table George had been stopped by a woman, one of several standing at the bar who tilted forward because of their high heels. This concerned John. "David, you'd better save George. He's been caught by a cougar." "What's that?" "A woman of a certain age looking for a man of a certain income."
—"The Pursuit of happiness," The Globe and Mail, January 28, 2000
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