ti·​gress | \ ˈtī-grəs How to pronounce tigress (audio) \

Definition of tigress

: a female tiger also : a tigerish woman

Examples of tigress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This inbreeding resulted in the birth of a tigress named Mohini—one of two white tigers in the litter of four produced by Mohan and his daughter. Azzedine Downes, Scientific American, 22 June 2021 However, a 17-year old tigress living in a Swedish Zoo had to be euthanized after contracting Covid-19—which caused appetite loss, severe respiratory distress and neurologic symptoms in her. Siladitya Ray, Forbes, 17 June 2021 This tigress is rubbing herself against an ancient Manchurian fir tree, leaving her scent to mark her territory. Rachael Zisk, Popular Science, 20 Oct. 2020 The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History, author Dane Hucklebridge details the surprisingly methodical and incredibly blood machinations of a single Bengal tigress. Tom Mcnamara, Popular Science, 27 Aug. 2020 Both actresses are masters of range, Greig a sitcom doyenne known for cult comedies Black Books, Episodes and Friday Night Dinner, and Walter a tigress with supporting parts in Succession, Killing Eve and The Spanish Princess. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, 10 Apr. 2020 My first sighting was a tigress with three cubs on a hill. Mayank Aggarwal, Quartz India, 16 Feb. 2020 The artist, Katie Stout, had made a statue of this tigress with wings and golden eyes. Lindsay Zoladz, New York Times, 28 Jan. 2020 For the awakening of the nation and the salvation of the women, the Tamil Eelam revolutionary woman has transformed herself into a tigress. Longreads, 22 May 2018

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First Known Use of tigress

1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Tigress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tigress. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of tigress

: a female tiger


ti·​gress | \ ˈtī-grəs How to pronounce tigress (audio) \

Kids Definition of tigress

: a female tiger

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