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directress

[dih-rek-tris, dahy-]
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noun
  1. a woman who is a director.
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Origin of directress

First recorded in 1570–80; direct(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for directress

Historical Examples

  • All the ladies, except the Directress, give their services gratis.

    Criminal Man

    Gina Lombroso-Ferrero

  • It was in vain Madame the Directress exclaimed and expostulated at these improprieties.

    Capitola's Peril

    Mrs. E.D.E.N. Southworth

  • "Miss Allen, I am somewhat disturbed," began the directress.

    Jane Allen: Center

    Edith Bancroft

  • With religion for their directress, they are skilled in the remedy of the soul as well as of the body.

    A Lamp to the Path

    W. K. Tweedie

  • In all dealings with him she had proved herself the directress, quick yet decided.