Definition of bearcat in English:

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bearcat

Pronunciation: /ˈberkat/

noun

1A bearlike climbing mammal, especially the red panda.
Example sentences
  • What is a bearcat, and why is that town the home of them?
  • Instead he sighed and said, ‘It's a real bearcat.’
  • But again, it's called a bearcat with a prehensile tail.
2A binturong.
Example sentences
  • One local creature that seems to be doing very nicely is the Palawan bearcat.
  • Though they are often called bearcats because of their appearance, binturongs are actually tree-dwelling, nocturnal mammals more closely related to civets.
  • The Palawan Bearcat usually stays in denser vegetation both in original and secondary growth forests.
3US informal An aggressive or forceful person.
Example sentences
  • He's a bearcat, I wouldn't kid you.
  • I bet she is a bearcat to live with.
  • My son is a total bearcat when his gums are hurting him.

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Syllabification: bear·cat

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