Definition of cheetah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːtə//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːtə//
Wild mammals
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a wild animal of the cat family, with black spots, that runs very fast See related entries: Wild mammals Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Hindi cītā, perhaps from Sanskrit citraka ‘leopard’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cheetah