Definitions for giantessˈdʒaɪ ən tɪs
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gi•ant•ess*ˈdʒaɪ ən tɪs(n.)
(in folklore) a female being of human form but superhuman size and strength.
any very large woman.
* Usage: See -ess.
Origin of giantess:
1350–1400; ME < OF
a female giant
A female giant.
a woman of extraordinary size
A giantess is a female giant. The term may refer either a mythical being resembling a woman of superhuman size and strength or a human woman of exceptional stature, often the result of some medical or genetic abnormality. In Lewis Carroll's story Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, there are several scenes where the heroine Alice grows to gigantic size by means of eating something. Similarly Arthur C. Clarke's story Cosmic Casanova describes an astronaut's revulsion at discovering that an extraterrestrial female he adored on a video screen is in fact thirty feet tall.
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