gi·​ant·​ess ˈjī-ən-təs How to pronounce giantess (audio)
: a female giant

Examples of giantess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Eventually, a foresty mountain-scape is revealed to be Swift as a prone, green giantess, while Ice Spice is both sides now of a heavenly cloud formation. Chris Willman, Variety, 27 May 2023 Salerno plays 30 characters from inside a small box, ranging from a drunken couple in Las Vegas to a lonely giantess, a lost pope and the entire Greek army. San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2022 Back in the woods and trying to find a way to stop a vengeful giantess, the Baker’s Wife ends up running into Cinderella’s Prince. Vulture, 16 Aug. 2022 Leppaluoi, their dad, is lazy and stays in the cave, and their mom, Gryla, is a giantess who seeks out naughty children to add to her stew. Jennifer Borresen, USA Today, 20 Dec. 2022 In Vidura’s telling, the elephant has six heads and the traveler has been chased into the forest by a giantess, but the rest was familiar: a monster in a pit, rats and bees, the man desperately slurping honey. Hari Kunzru, Harper’s Magazine , 4 Jan. 2022 And despite being married to the Aesir Sigyn, Loki had three children with the giantess Angrboda. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 June 2021 Among the ones that have survived, Loki has changed into a fly, an old lady, a salmon, a bridesmaid, a giantess and others. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 19 June 2021 In the comics, a blood transfusion from Banner transforms her into a jolly green giantess, but one with considerably more mental control than Banner’s original Hulk form. Michael Ordoña, Los Angeles Times, 11 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of giantess was in the 14th century

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“Giantess.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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