a female tiger.
a woman resembling a tiger, as in fierceness or courage.

Origin of tigress

1605–15; earlier tigresse < French; see tiger, -ess
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a female tiger
a fierce, cruel, or wildly passionate woman
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Word Origin and History for tigress

1610s, from tiger + -ess.

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