קוגריות

English translation: Cougar

08:55 Dec 23, 2011
Hebrew to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Psychology
Hebrew term or phrase: קוגריות
הפרידה של דמי מור ואשטון קוצ'ר מסמכת שרשרת של כישלונות מתוקשרים במערכות היחסים בין נשים בוגרות לגברים צעירים. האם
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Local time: 02:13
English translation:Cougar
Explanation:
It refers to an older woman dating a younger man.

"Headlines pounced: IS THE ERA OF THE COUGAR OVER? The breathless, clueless celebrity coverage was predictable: All the leopard-print "
http://storify.com/Sheriven/kaput


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"THE SPOTLIGHT: It's the Era of the Cougar! The ladies will be talking about the Cougar takeover"
http://www.socialmoms.net/profiles/blog/list?tag=radio&user=...


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Note added at 8 mins (2011-12-23 09:03:49 GMT)
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The Urban dictionary gives a full definition:
http://www.socialmoms.net/profiles/blog/list?tag=radio&user=...

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Note added at 8 mins (2011-12-23 09:04:28 GMT)
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Sorry wrong link: Urban dictionary:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cougar

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Note added at 10 mins (2011-12-23 09:06:05 GMT)
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"A new era is upon us, the era of the cougar. Women are finally ... Think Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher or Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. If you don't know the ..."
http://www.thesunnews.com/static/weeklysurge/2008 archives/0...

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Note added at 12 mins (2011-12-23 09:08:13 GMT)
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Previously, it used to be referred to as the "Mrs Robinson Syndrome".
http://www.ashleyrichards.com/2005/08/04/the-mrs-robinson-sy...

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Note added at 20 mins (2011-12-23 09:15:52 GMT)
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Clarification:
Before "cougar" came into use, the widely used "Mrs Robinson Syndrome" was the only way really to refer to the phenomenon (of younger men with older women). However, the nuance is that with Mrs Robinson Syndrome the insinuation is that the younger male was lusting after the older woman. The relatively recently coined "cougar" describes the same process but the emphasis is on the older woman lusting after the younger man. It's all about who's doing the chasing really but it's quite a subtle nuance as they both refer to the same type of relationship.
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Ty Kendall
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:13


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5 +6Cougar
Ty Kendall


  

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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +6
Cougar


Explanation:
It refers to an older woman dating a younger man.

"Headlines pounced: IS THE ERA OF THE COUGAR OVER? The breathless, clueless celebrity coverage was predictable: All the leopard-print "
http://storify.com/Sheriven/kaput


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Note added at 7 mins (2011-12-23 09:03:02 GMT)
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"THE SPOTLIGHT: It's the Era of the Cougar! The ladies will be talking about the Cougar takeover"
http://www.socialmoms.net/profiles/blog/list?tag=radio&user=...


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Note added at 8 mins (2011-12-23 09:03:49 GMT)
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The Urban dictionary gives a full definition:
http://www.socialmoms.net/profiles/blog/list?tag=radio&user=...

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Note added at 8 mins (2011-12-23 09:04:28 GMT)
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Sorry wrong link: Urban dictionary:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cougar

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Note added at 10 mins (2011-12-23 09:06:05 GMT)
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"A new era is upon us, the era of the cougar. Women are finally ... Think Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher or Eva Longoria and Tony Parker. If you don't know the ..."
http://www.thesunnews.com/static/weeklysurge/2008 archives/0...

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Note added at 12 mins (2011-12-23 09:08:13 GMT)
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Previously, it used to be referred to as the "Mrs Robinson Syndrome".
http://www.ashleyrichards.com/2005/08/04/the-mrs-robinson-sy...

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Note added at 20 mins (2011-12-23 09:15:52 GMT)
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Clarification:
Before "cougar" came into use, the widely used "Mrs Robinson Syndrome" was the only way really to refer to the phenomenon (of younger men with older women). However, the nuance is that with Mrs Robinson Syndrome the insinuation is that the younger male was lusting after the older woman. The relatively recently coined "cougar" describes the same process but the emphasis is on the older woman lusting after the younger man. It's all about who's doing the chasing really but it's quite a subtle nuance as they both refer to the same type of relationship.

Ty Kendall
United Kingdom
Local time: 00:13
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in category: 4
Notes to answerer
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  moshiachnow: Ty has provided a well documented explanation.
18 mins
  -> And in no way do I speak from personal experience ;-) Thanks!

agree  Yael Cahane-Shadmi
20 mins
  -> Thank you Yael!

agree  Lingopro: Excellent answer! My 10 cents: “cougarism” is not really an era, it is something that has always existed, but was less publicized.
40 mins
  -> I agree, maybe coinciding with changing attitudes to female sexuality, and shows like Courteney Cox's "Cougar Town" only serve to publicize it more. Thank you (before I get lost in celebrity gossip) :-)

agree  Gad Kohenov: Appeared in a recent episode of CSI Miami.
59 mins
  -> Thank you Gad, I think I might have seen that episode!

agree  Moti Marom
3 hrs
  -> Thanks Moti!

agree  Sabine Akabayov, PhD
6 hrs
  -> Thanks Sibsab!
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