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

Related forms

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

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)

Woods

1

noun

Lake of the Woods See Lake of the Woods

British Dictionary definitions for tiger (4 of 5)

Woods

2
/ (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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