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definition of the word tiger

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From Old French tigre, from (accusative form of) Latin tigris, from Ancient Greek τίγρις, possibly of Iranian origin.

Singular
tiger

Plural
tigers

tiger (plural tigers)

  1. Panthera tigris, a large carnivorous animal of the cat family, indigenous to Asia.
  2. (South Africa, dated but still used) A leopard.
    • 1907, Sir Percy Fitzpatrick, Jock of the Bushveld, Longmans 1976 ed., ISBN 0582161231, page 251:
    Jim remarked irrelevantly that tigers were 'schelms' and it was his conviction that there were a great many in the kloofs round about.
  3. (US, slang) A person who is very athletic during intercourse.


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