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[ed-i-tris] /ˈɛd ɪ trɪs/
a woman employed in the work of editing.
Origin of editress
First recorded in 1790-1800; edit(o)r + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • To be sure—the luck of having you as my editress, my shield, my sword, my everything.

    Miss Eden's Letters Emily Eden
  • The editress oughtn't to be allowed to monopolize the chief parts!

  • Finally, after much deliberation of choice, the type-script was dispatched to the editress of Silver Chimes.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • "I suggested Leonora as editress," corrected Maude, rising angrily.

  • But I understand about Ernie, she mused, sitting down to reply to the editress.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • I beg to propose that Gipsy Latimer continue to be editress until the end of the summer term.

  • Her article was accepted; but was the judgement of the editress to be trusted?

    The Law Inevitable Louis Couperus
  • I don't aspire to be editress of the school magazine, I assure you, nor even a contributor.

  • Still showing her teeth, though the brightness had departed from her smile, the editress added Levi.

    Twos and Threes G. B. Stern
  • Or was she merely a scribbling woman who might be successful as the editress of a woman's dress paper?

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley

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