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Definition of "tiger cat" [tiger cat]

  • Any of various small wild felines, such as the ocelot, margay, or jaguarundi, that resemble the tiger in appearance or behavior. (noun)
  • A domestic cat, especially a tabby, having markings like those of a tiger. (noun)
  • A spotted dasyure (Dasyurus maculatus), the largest carnivorous marsupial in Australia. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.