leop·​ard·​ess ˈle-pər-dəs How to pronounce leopardess (audio)
: a female leopard

Examples of leopardess in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Altuna snapped the moment a leopardess killed a baboon and walked off with the primate's living baby still holding on in Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Heads of Tails? Kelli Bender, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of leopardess was in 1567

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“Leopardess.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leopardess. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition


: a female leopard
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