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bearcat

[bair-kat] /ˈbɛərˌkæt/
noun
1.
Informal. a person or thing that fights or acts with force or fierceness.
2.
3.
a panda, Ailurus fulgens.
Origin of bearcat
1885-1890
1885-90; bear2 + cat1
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  • Dowdell's bearcat for May is another striking illustration of the improvement which can affect a paper within a very short time.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • Dowdell's bearcat for December is quaint and attractive in appearance.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • The typography of Dowdell's bearcat is not perfect, but may be expected to improve from issue to issue.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • The Kid drove a terrific blow to the jaw, and the bearcat crashed over on his back, completely out.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • So th' bearcat, he don't mind, an' we touches it off t'-night.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Dowdell's bearcat for July marks the beginning of an unprecedented era of improvement in the quality of that periodical.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • The Kid and the bearcat stepped out of sight, and likewise the beefy man.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Dowdell's bearcat for June is wholly given over to notes of the amateur world.

    Writings in the United Amateur, 1915-1922 Howard Phillips Lovecraft
  • The bearcat came back with a volley of short-arm jabs, rocking the Kid's head.

    Good References E. J. Rath
  • Bryan, the bearcat of the Nebraska ranches, had roared with his ears back, and the land was in a tumult.

    The Iron Puddler James J. Davis
British Dictionary definitions for bearcat

bearcat

/ˈbɛəˌkæt/
noun
1.
another name for lesser panda See panda (sense 2)
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Slang definitions & phrases for bearcat

bearcat

noun

  1. A durable and determined person; tough fighter or worker: a bearcat for jobs like this
  2. Something remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, humdinger (1916+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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