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giantess

[jahy-uh n-tis]
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noun
  1. an imaginary female being of human form but superhuman size, strength, etc.
  2. any very large woman.
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Origin of giantess

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

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for giantess

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Historical Examples

  • Yet he would be a bold man who would administer emetics to the Giantess.

    American Notes

    Rudyard Kipling

  • She was very tall indeed, six feet, but she looked like a giantess.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • Well,” said the giantess, when she came in, “is there anything you wish?

    Irish Fairy Tales

    Edmond Leamy

  • He was not wont to miss his mark, and the giantess fled, howling.

    Told by the Northmen:

    E. M. [Ethel Mary] Wilmot-Buxton

  • "Well, I'll come back again," said the giantess, and she went away.

    The Golden Spears

    Edmund Leamy


Word Origin and History for giantess

n.

late 14c., from giant + -ess.

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