from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A female tiger.
  • n. A woman regarded as daring or fierce.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A female tiger.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The female of the tiger.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female tiger.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a female tiger


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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • There were many of them, and one recent one where a tigress had reached for his shoulder and gone down to the bone.

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  • Her mother began to shrivel while Naomi swayed like a tigress.


  • The latter even saves the aforementioned speed-dating sequence -- an artifact from a 2000 TV sitcom -- with the line, "Face it, tigress -- you just hit the jackpot."

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  • Maxwell deftly paints Phyllis as the rich, suburban housewife, but makes damn sure we can see the tigress that once ensnared Ben.

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  • Left, a tigress waded through a river in the Sundarbans, near Kolkata, Feb. 24, 2010.

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  • 'The Graduate' 1967: Production designer Richard Sylbert called the room in the Robinson house where Mrs. Robinson first tried to seduce young Benjamin the "den of the tigress."

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  • Amy Chua and I both understand that our job as mothers is to be the type of tigress that each of our different cubs needs.

    In Defense of the Guilty, Ambivalent, Preoccupied Western Mom

  • The children of the Ghetto possess all the qualities which make for noble manhood and womanhood; but the Ghetto itself, like an infuriated tigress turning on its young, turns upon and destroys all these qualities, blots out the light and laughter, and moulds those it does not kill into sodden and forlorn creatures, uncouth, degraded, and wretched below the beasts of the field.



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  • The tiger from Kung Fu Panda.

    January 30, 2010