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[lep-er-dis] /ˈlɛp ər dɪs/
a female leopard.
Origin of leopardess
First recorded in 1560-70; leopard + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Hlakanyana replied that it was better one should drink and then another; and to this the leopardess agreed.

    Nights With Uncle Remus Joel Chandler Harris
  • “Something for you, leopardess,” he said—he had told her his first impression of her.

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
  • She was certainly a very beautiful woman, tall, exquisitely formed, lithe and graceful as a leopardess.

  • With a loud roar of fury leopardess sprang after him, Dog running for dear life.

    My Dark Companions Henry M. Stanley
  • But even if you find you are mistaken, Landis, be sure to see ‘The leopardess.’

    The Branding Iron Katharine Newlin Burt
  • Pardon, mighty leopardess, but let me ask how do you propose to slay me?

    My Dark Companions Henry M. Stanley
  • Yet one other case was that of an officer who met a leopardess with cubs in the bush when out after guinea fowl.

    Sketches of the East Africa Campaign Robert Valentine Dolbey
  • When she comes into a room she makes an impression the same 319 as the Beauty of a leopardess.

    Life of John Keats Sidney Colvin
  • Again the leopardess rushed to the attack, but found nothing.

    Lilith George MacDonald
  • I had, of course, no intention of marrying her—I would as lief have married a leopardess.

    Mr. Fortescue William Westall

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