tigerish

[tahy-ger-ish]

adjective

tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.
fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless.

Nearby words

  1. tiger swallowtail,
  2. tiger! tiger! burning bright,
  3. tiger's-eye,
  4. tigereye,
  5. tigerfish,
  6. tigerishly,
  7. tiggerish,
  8. tighina,
  9. tight,
  10. tight as a drum

Also tigrish.

Origin of tigerish

First recorded in 1565–75; tiger + -ish1

Related formsti·ger·ish·ly, adverbti·ger·ish·ness, noun

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