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

 

bobcat

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbɒbkæt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɑːbkæt//
 
Wild mammals
 
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a N American wild cat See related entries: Wild mammals Word Origin late 19th cent.: from bob ‘the hairstyle’ (with reference to its short tail) + cat.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bobcat