giantess

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From giant +‎ -ess.

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giantess (plural giantesses)

  1. A female giant.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.7:
      He spide far off a mighty Giauntesse / Fast flying, on a Courser dapled gray []
    • 1926, Enid Blyton, The Book of Brownies
      The giantess picked him up and gave him such a squeeze that he felt he was going to choke.

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