from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An animal, such as a tiger, that eats or is reputed to eat human flesh.
  • n. A cannibal.
  • n. Slang A woman who is considered dangerous or threatening to men.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An animal that has a reputation for eating humans, such as the tiger or shark.
  • n. A cannibal.
  • n. A woman with a threatening attitude, often readily taking and discarding male romantic partners.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, has an appetite for human flesh; specifically, one of certain large sharks (esp. Carcharodon carcharias syn. Carcharodon Rondeleti); also, a lion or a tiger which has acquired the habit of feeding upon human flesh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cannibal.
  • n. In India, a tiger that has acquired a taste for human flesh; a tiger supposed or known to have a special propensity for killing and eating human beings. The name is sometimes extended to the lion and the hyena, on the same supposition.
  • n. One of several kinds of large sharks supposed to be specially formidable to man; specifically, Carcharodon rondeleti, a very large shark of the family Lamnidæ.
  • n. The dobson or hellgrammite.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large aggressive shark widespread in warm seas; known to attack humans
  • n. a person who eats human flesh


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