Share this entry

Share this page

jungle cat

Line breaks: jun¦gle cat

Definition of jungle cat in English:

noun

A small wild cat that has a yellowish or greyish coat with dark markings on the legs and tail, living in dry forests from Egypt to SE Asia.
  • Felis chaus, family Felidae
Example sentences
  • I also saw a sandy colored cat with long legs and a short tail that I think was a jungle cat.
  • If you're going to go after a member of the cat family, please try to make it a jungle cat or some other sort of larger member of the feline family.
  • Yes, Carmel told herself, he looks like a young jungle cat, proud and cruel amidst a throng of deer ripe for his taking.

Definition of jungle cat in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day orthoepy
Pronunciation: ˈɔːθəʊɛpi
noun
the correct or accepted pronunciation of words