[ lep-er-dis ]

  1. a female leopard.

Origin of leopardess

First recorded in 1560–70; leopard + -ess

usage note For leopardess

See -ess.

Words Nearby leopardess

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How to use leopardess in a sentence

  • 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
  • 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
  • The household of Mistress leopardess was completed; she suffered no anxiety, and enjoyed herself in her own way.

    My Dark Companions | Henry M. Stanley
  • Presently leopardess came back, and when the cubs were brought the meal was proceeded with in silence.

    My Dark Companions | Henry M. Stanley
  • A few days later, leopardess brought a fat young zebra, and Jackal displayed his best skill in preparing it for dinner.

    My Dark Companions | Henry M. Stanley