Definition of tigress in English:


Line breaks: tig¦ress
Pronunciation: /ˈtʌɪgrɪs


  • 1A female tiger.
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    • But in this short time, a male can contribute more offspring to the population than the female by commanding the territories of several breeding tigresses.
    • Early in his quest to save India's wild tigers, he had heard about a site in the Himalayas of Nepal where Buddha is said to have given his life to feed a starving tigress and her cubs.
    • It was on the back of a tiger, in fact on the back of a pregnant tigress, that the great teacher of Buddhism first arrived in Bhutan in the 8th century.
  • 1.1A fierce or passionate woman.
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    • I've always suspected that underneath a woman of such gentlene perkiness lurked the heart of a tigress.
    • Lori snapped, almost turning into a tigress again.
    • She came from nowhere, leaping into their midst like a tigress, striking about her with the focused fury of total commitment and utmost desperation.

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