tigress

noun
ti·gress | \ˈtī-grəs \

Definition of tigress 

: a female tiger also : a tigerish woman

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For the awakening of the nation and the salvation of the women, the Tamil Eelam revolutionary woman has transformed herself into a tigress. Longreads, "A Chance to Rewrite History: The Women Fighters of the Tamil Tigers," 22 May 2018 An Indian tigress wearing a radio collar wades through a river after being released by wildlife workers in Storekhali forest in the Sundarbans, some 130 kilometers south of Kolkata, in 2010. Joshua Berlinger, CNN, "Global warming puts nearly half of species in key places at risk: report," 13 Mar. 2018 What happened is Machli lost her canine teeth and became this odd predicament of an elderly, wild tigress. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "The True Story of Machli, the World's Most Famous Tiger," 12 Dec. 2017 People wanting to see the tigress earned the park approximately $10 million each year, and the wildlife officials were wary of losing their star. Jason Bittel, National Geographic, "The True Story of Machli, the World's Most Famous Tiger," 12 Dec. 2017 Definitely a tigress; that’s my spirit animal, in a sense. Diana Tsui And Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Perfumer and Novelist Embracing the New York Hustle," 1 Sep. 2017 Word had it that some of those who had arrived an hour earlier had seen a tigress and cubs emerge from the long grass on the far bank of the lake. Lini S. Kadaba, Philly.com, "On Indian safari, seeking a tiger for the tale," 6 Oct. 2017 Hefner’s bunnies were a major departure from female mythology, where women were often portrayed as animals of prey — tigresses and leopards. Jeanie Pyun, The Hollywood Reporter, "Camille Paglia on Hugh Hefner's Legacy, Trump's Masculinity and Feminism's Sex Phobia," 2 Oct. 2017 Definitely a tigress Diana Tsui And Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "The Perfumer and Novelist Embracing the New York Hustle," 1 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of tigress

1611, in the meaning defined above

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Tigrigna

tigrine

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tigress

noun

English Language Learners Definition of tigress

: a female tiger

tigress

noun
ti·gress | \ˈtī-grəs \

Kids Definition of tigress

: a female tiger

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