manther

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of mother +‎ panther, or Blend of man +‎ panther

Noun[edit]

manther (plural manthers)

  1. (North America, slang) A woman who actively seeks the casual, often sexual, companionship of younger men.
    • 2010, Brian Griffin, The Trustafarian Handbook: A Field Guide to the Neo-Hippie Lifestyle Funded by Mom and Dad, Adams Media (2010), ISBN 9781440502156, page 195:
      Cougars and manthers (which you should have heard of by now—or you can at least intuit) are always on the hunt for the energetic, supple, and naive.
  2. (North America, slang) A man who actively seeks the casual, often sexual, companionship of younger women, by implication a “sexual predator”.
    • 2011, Dennis J. Stevens, Wicked Women: A Journey of Super Predators, iUniverse (2011), ISBN 9781450274043, page 50:
      “Jolo was a dick magnet but preferred manthers (older men who preyed on younger women) who spend lots of cash on her and me.”
    • 2012, "Picks of the week", Vancouver Courier, 20 April 2012, page A37:
      All of these questions and more will be answered when Loverboy unleashes its well-oiled, classic rock canon on a sea of sweaty cougars and manthers grinding against one another to “Turn Me Loose,” April 21 at the Commodore.

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Coordinate terms[edit]

  • cougar (North America, slang)

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