tiger

[ tahy-ger ]
/ ˈtaɪ gər /

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.

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

Definition for tiger (2 of 2)

Woods
[ woo dz ]
/ wʊdz /

noun

Eldrick [el-drik] /ˈɛl drɪk/, Tiger, born 1975, U.S. professional golfer.
Lake of the. Lake of the Woods.
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British Dictionary definitions for tiger (1 of 5)

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 5)

Tiger
/ (ˈtaɪɡə) /

noun

See TIGR

British Dictionary definitions for tiger (3 of 5)

Woods1

noun

Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods

British Dictionary definitions for tiger (4 of 5)

Woods2
/ (wʊdz) /

noun

Tiger, real name Eldrick Woods . born 1975, US golfer: youngest US Masters champion and first Black golfer to win a major championship; winner of the US Masters (1997, 2001–02, 2005), US Open (2000, 2002, 2008), British Open Championship (2000, 2005–06), and the PGA Championship (1999, 2000, 2006-07); in 2001 he became the only player to hold all four major titles at once

British Dictionary definitions for tiger (5 of 5)

woods
/ (wʊdz) /

pl n

closely packed trees forming a forest or wood, esp a specific one
another word for backwoods (def. 2)
the woodwind instruments in an orchestraSee also wood 1 (def. 8)
neck of the woods informal an area or localitya quiet neck of the woods
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