Definition of tiger noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

tiger

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈtaɪɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtaɪɡər//
 
Wild mammals
 
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a large wild animal of the cat family, that has yellowish fur with black lines (= stripes) and lives in parts of Asia She fought like a tiger to be able to keep her children. compare tigress see also paper tiger See related entries: Wild mammals Word Origin Middle English: from Old French tigre, from Latin tigris, from Greek.Extra examples A tiger was often seen prowling around the village. The zookeeper was mauled to death by a tiger. They view America as a paper tiger. a tiger-print skirt
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