Tigger

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Tigger (plural Tiggers)

  1. An overly enthusiastic or energetic person, often characterized by bouncing.
    • 1978, John Elsom and Nicholas Tomalin, The History of the National Theatre, Cape, ISBN 0224013408, pg. 257:
      Whereas Olivier, particularly when first nights approached in which he was appearing, invited protectiveness from those around him, Hall was sometimes like a Tigger whom others wanted to unbounce.
    • 1995, Mark Scott, Shakespearean Criticism: Excerpts from the Criticism of William Shakespeare's Plays and Poetry, from the First Published Appraisals to Current Evaluations, volume 26 of Shakespearean Criticism, Ed. Michael Magoulias, Gale Research Co., ISBN 0810389460, pg. 291:
      Never again, I trust, will I hear the play's first word ("If") so underlined as if there is philosophically every reason to doubt that music be the food of love, and never again, I trust, will I be led to find myself thinking in the first scene of Orsino as an understudy rehearsing King Lear in his opening scene, or as a Tigger in an absolute frenzy to be even more bouncy than usual.
    • 1999, Thisbe Nissen, Out of the girls' room and into the night, University of Iowa Press, ISBN 0877456917, pg. 176:
      He was like a Tigger: he didn't walk; he bounced. He pissed some people off, too, with his lackadaisical, what's-a-schedule? unreliable ways.

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