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  1. a woman who embroiders.
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Origin of embroideress

First recorded in 1715–25; embroider + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for embroideress

Historical Examples

  • The daughter of the embroideress told my friend Ulenspiegel so.

    The Legend of Ulenspiegel

    Charles de Coster

  • I am afraid she had no other female accomplishments than those by which the sempstress or embroideress earns her daily bread.

    Kenelm Chillingly, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  • Doa Paula declared she must have done so; the embroideress wept, and there was a regular scene.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • Doa Paula sent for Nieves, the embroideress, and a long conference ensued with closed doors.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1

    Armando Palacio Valds

  • Both looked at the embroideress, who raised her head, and seeing that the conversation was about her, she made a face.

    The Fourth Estate, vol.1

    Armando Palacio Valds