Definition of bearcat in English:


Syllabification: bear·cat
Pronunciation: /ˈbe(ə)rˌkat


  • 1A bearlike climbing mammal, especially the red panda.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
  • 3 informal An aggressive or forceful person.
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    • 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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