Don’t believe me? Check out the “definitions” on Urban Dictionary.
Here’s a sample:
(see also hunt, prowl, corner, pounce). Noun. A 35+ year old female who is on the “hunt” for a much younger, energetic, willing-to-do-anything male. The cougar can frequently be seen in a padded bra, cleavage exposed, propped up against a swanky bar in San Francisco (or other cities)waiting, watching, calculating; gearing up to sink her claws into an innocent young and strapping buck who happens to cross her path. “Man is cougar’s number one prey”
Millions of them. More famously, Demi and Ashton, Naomi Watts and Heath Ledger, Joan Collins and her hubby, Cameron and Justin, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins.
Barring my utter disdain for the term, I had a rather amusing conversation with a close male friend, who is eight years my junior by the way, on the topic.
Chocl8t: why did the old man in Kroger get fresh with me? lol
That Dude: thats new?
That Dude: 🙂
That Dude: im sayin
Chocl8t: he caught me off guard
That Dude: lol
Chocl8t: i asked for 2 pieces of chicken…thighs
Chocl8t: him: you want 2 thighs? *dirty old man grin*
Chocl8t: da hell LOL
That Dude: lmao niiice
That Dude: if i worked in food service i would use that one too lol
That Dude: whaaat??
Chocl8t: that old man was old enough to be my daddy
That Dude: aand?
Chocl8t: again….you get the side eye
That Dude: well im gonna be lookin at hips n ass till i die
That Dude: i dont see the problem lol
That Dude: and being that you’re a cougar…
That Dude: it makes sense that u dont look at the older cats like that lmaooooo
Chocl8t: bite me all on my ass ni**a, i’m no cougar
That Dude: lmaoooo u dont think so? ok ok so u have cougarish qualities
Chocl8t: No. I do not
That Dude: cougar-like
That Dude: quasi-cougar
Chocl8t: what in the hell qualifies me as a cougar Ugh
That Dude: cougar lite lol
Chocl8t: lmao @ cougar lite
That Dude: you’re open to the younger meat
Chocl8t: you almost made me call you a mothafugga
That Dude: lmao
That Dude: u take offense when you shouldn’t lol
That Dude: there’s one thing to like younger cats but its another to actually have them like u back
Chocl8t: b/c i find the term cougar sort of offensive
That Dude: says a lot about you
That Dude: cougars who are successful usually look good/young enough to bag a youngster
That Dude: u should be proud of what yo mamma gave ya lol
Chocl8t: i am but i still don’t like the term COUGAR
That Dude: lol
That Dude: ok ok
That Dude: Panther? lmao
Chocl8t: mainly because of the age implication
That Dude: lynx
That Dude: *growl*
That Dude: *hiss*
Chocl8t: bite me
That Dude: trust me im not labeling you
Chocl8t: nooooooo, you’re teasing me lol
Do you think it’s accurate? Negative? Does it matter the woman’s intent?
Or as my friend claims her ability to attract and bag younger men without “hunting”
Tell me your thoughts.