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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [ra-koon]
    • /ræˈkun/
    • /rækˈuːn/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ra-koon]
    • /ræˈkun/

Definitions of raccoon word

  • noun plural raccoon a nocturnal carnivore, Procyon lotor, having a masklike black stripe across the eyes, a sharp snout, and a bushy, ringed tail, native to North and Central America and introduced elsewhere for its valuable fur. 1
  • noun plural raccoon the thick, brownish-gray fur of this animal, with gray, black-tipped guard hairs. 1
  • noun plural raccoon any of various related animals of the genus Procyon, of Central American islands, some now rare. 1
  • noun raccoon A grayish-brown American mammal that has a foxlike face with a black mask and a ringed tail. 1
  • noun raccoon animal 1
  • noun raccoon fur 1

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Origin of raccoon

First appearance:

before 1600
One of the 39% oldest English words
1600-10, Americanism; < Virginia Algonquian (E spelling) aroughcun

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Raccoon


raccoon popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 86% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

raccoon usage trend in Literature

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