Meaning of “amazon” in the English Dictionary

"amazon" in English

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amazonnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈæm.ə.zən/ us /ˈæm.ə.zɑːn/ humorous
adjective uk us

Examples from literature

  • At length, the officer and the amazon turned their horses' heads on their backward journey. 
  • Her appointments, however, were those rather of an amazon, or goddess of the woods. 
  • I could not help laughing at the idea of my tall, awkward master, a knight-errant to this queen of the amazons. 
  • The first greeting of one amazon to the other is to slap her face. 
  • There was here another laugh at the expense of the hero who had received this amazon's assistance. 

(Definition of “amazon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)