tigress (n.) 1610s, from TIGER (Cf. tiger) + -ESS (Cf. -ess).

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  • Tigress — Ti gress, n. [From {Tiger}: cf. F. tigresse.] (Zo[ o]l.) The female of the tiger. Holland. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tigress — ► NOUN ▪ a female tiger …   English terms dictionary

  • tigress — [tī′gris] n. 1. a female tiger 2. a woman thought of as like a tiger in sensuous sleekness, ferocity, etc …   English World dictionary

  • tigress — UK [ˈtaɪɡrəs] / US noun [countable] Word forms tigress : singular tigress plural tigresses a female tiger …   English dictionary

  • tigress — [[t]ta͟ɪgrɪs[/t]] tigresses N COUNT A tigress is a female tiger …   English dictionary

  • tigress — noun Date: 1611 a female tiger; also a tigerish woman …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tigress — /tuy gris/, n. 1. a female tiger. 2. a woman resembling a tiger, as in fierceness or courage. [1605 15; earlier tigresse < F; see TIGER, ESS] * * * …   Universalium

  • tigress — noun A female tiger …   Wiktionary

  • tigress — Synonyms and related words: Jezebel, Mafioso, Partlet, Young Turk, battle ax, beast, beldam, berserk, berserker, biddy, bitch, bitch kitty, bomber, bossy, brood mare, brute, cat, common scold, cow, demon, devil, doe, dragon, ewe, ewe lamb, fiend …   Moby Thesaurus

  • tigress — ti|gress [ˈtaıgrıs] n a female tiger …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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