[ tahy-ger-ish ]
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  1. tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.

  2. fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless.

Origin of tigerish

First recorded in 1565–75; tiger + -ish1

Other words from tigerish

  • ti·ger·ish·ly, adverb
  • ti·ger·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby tigerish

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How to use tigerish in a sentence

  • Brazzier was a man of tigerish temper, and he became infuriated in a few seconds at this repeated baffling of his purpose.

    Adrift on the Pacific | Edward S. Ellis
  • "Not one shall escape," Koyala reiterated, the tigerish light glowing in her eyes.

    The Argus Pheasant | John Charles Beecham
  • This was a side of him—a tigerish side—of which she had never dreamed, but she did not shrink from it, not one atom.

    Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
  • Shadow sprang to her side even as I secured the tigerish woman, and he said that she had only fainted.

    Shadow, the Mysterious Detective | Police Captain Howard
  • At length the tigerish determination of Bascomb's foe began to drive the big fellow back again.

    Frank Merriwell's Chums | Burt L. Standish