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tiger

[ tahy-ger ]
/ ˈtaɪ gər /
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noun, plural ti·gers, (especially collectively for 1, 2, 6) ti·ger.
adjective
noting or relating to a strict parenting style that demands academic excellence and obedience from children, associated especially with East Asians:a tiger mom; tiger parenting.
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Origin of tiger

before 1000; Middle English tigre,Old English tīgras (plural) <Latin tīgris, tigris<Greek tígris

OTHER WORDS FROM tiger

ti·ger·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for tiger (1 of 2)

tiger
/ (ˈtaɪɡə) /

noun

Derived forms of tiger

tigerish or tigrish, adjectivetigerishly, adverbtigerishness, nountiger-like, adjective

Word Origin for tiger

C13: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin

British Dictionary definitions for tiger (2 of 2)

Tiger
/ (ˈtaɪɡə) /

noun
See TIGR
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