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Definition of the noun Drop bear

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  1. A fictional Australian marsupial, a large, carnivorous koala said to fall upon its prey from the treetops.


Drop bear: A dropbear or drop bear is a fictitious Australian marsupial. Drop bears are commonly said to be unusually large, vicious, carnivorous marsupials related to koalas that inhabit treetops and attack their prey by dropping onto their heads from above. They are an example of local lore intended to frighten and confuse outsiders and amuse locals, similar to the jackalope, hoop snake, wild haggis or snipe.

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Google previewPaper Clips (2013)

by Yasar Duyal

A drop bear is a fictional Australian marsupial.

Google previewThe Essential Lingo Dictionary (2015)

of Australian words and phrases by John Miller

drop bear A fictional breed of koala that supposedly leaps out of trees onto unsuspecting tourists.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore (2016)

by Theresa Bane

Variations: Dropbear A marsupial from Australian folklore, the drop bear has been described as a large and vicious koalalike creature which sits in the branches of the gum tree and waits for its prey, commonly a kangaroo, to pass beneath it; ...

Google previewDictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms (1998)

by Martin Manser

drop bear out substantiate, confirm, prove, justify bearing bearing n. 1 behaviour ...

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