[ jahy-uhn-tis ]

  1. an imaginary female being of human form but superhuman size, strength, etc.

  2. any very large woman.

Origin of giantess

1350–1400; Middle English geauntesse<Old French. See giant, -ess

usage note For giantess

See -ess.

Words Nearby giantess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use giantess in a sentence

  • So heavy was the tread of the giantess that even the walls of the big stone castle trembled as she stepped.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum
  • He bounded to the seat of a giant chair, and then to its back and with a wild leap sprang upon the laughing giantess.

    The Tin Woodman of Oz | L. Frank Baum