tigerishly

tigerish

[tahy-ger-ish]
adjective
1.
tigerlike, as in strength, fierceness, courage, or coloration.
2.
fiercely cruel; bloodthirsty; relentless.
Also, tigrish.


Origin:
1565–75; tiger + -ish1

tigerishly, adverb
tigerishness, noun
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tiger (ˈtaɪɡə)
 
n
1.  a large feline mammal, Panthera tigris, of forests in most of Asia, having a tawny yellow coat with black stripes
2.  (not in technical use) any of various other animals, such as the jaguar, leopard, and thylacine
3.  a dynamic, forceful, or cruel person
4.  a.  a country, esp in E Asia, that is achieving rapid economic growth
 b.  (as modifier): a tiger economy
5.  archaic a servant in livery, esp a page or groom
6.  short for tiger moth
7.  slang (South African) a ten-rand note
8.  informal have a tiger by the tail to find oneself in a situation that has turned out to be much more difficult to control than one had expected
 
[C13: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek, of Iranian origin]
 
'tigerish
 
adj
 
'tigrish
 
adj
 
'tigerishly
 
adv
 
'tigerishness
 
n
 
'tiger-like
 
adj

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