An amazon is a big, strong, warrior-like woman, someone who reminds you of the mythical Greek women-warriors, the Amazons.

Describing someone as an amazon can sometimes have a negative tinge. If you call a tennis star an amazon, you may be suggesting that she's got an unfair advantage over her competitors because of her size, and for some, strength in a woman is not attractive. But amazon can also be an admiring term for a statuesque, athletic woman. After all, Wonder Woman was an amazon.

Definitions of amazon
  1. noun
    a large, strong, and aggressive woman
    synonyms: virago
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    type of:
    adult female, woman
    an adult female person (as opposed to a man)
  2. noun
    mainly green tropical American parrots
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    type of:
    usually brightly colored zygodactyl tropical birds with short hooked beaks and the ability to mimic sounds
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