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Definition of "tigress" [ti•gress]

  • A female tiger. (noun)
  • A woman regarded as daring or fierce. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "tigress" in a sentence
  • "They had recently been married, that is, the tigress had chosen the tiger as her husband -- for in the jungle it is usually the wife who chooses the husband."
  • "Although compared to Medea, Medusa and Circe, Lumley seems more angry pussycat than classical tigress; but she does deliver Goldman's one-liners with the right snap, crackle and pop, and suggests a devious mind at work."
  • "There were many of them, and one recent one where a tigress had reached for his shoulder and gone down to the bone."