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adulteress

[uh-duhl-ter-is, -tris] /əˈdʌl tər ɪs, -trɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who commits adultery.
Origin of adulteress
1350-1400
1350-1400; adulter(er) + -ess; replacing Middle English avoutresse
Usage note
See -ess.
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adulteress

/əˈdʌltərəs/
noun
1.
a woman who has committed adultery
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Word Origin and History for adulteress
n.

late 14c., avoutresse, agent noun in fem. form from obsolete verb adulter (see adulterer).

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