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[trey-tris] /ˈtreɪ trɪs/
a woman who is a traitor.
Also, traitoress
[trey-ter-is] /ˈtreɪ tər ɪs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of traitress
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English traitresse < Old French; see traitor, -ess Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The very power of the characterization makes the traitress hateful.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • I will not say in what country, for all countries have been hospitable to me, and I am neither a spy nor a traitress.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • In the crisis, beside her father's corpse, she had played the traitress to her resolve.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • So she had deceived him, after all; she had played the traitress from the very beginning.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • This evening was rendered remarkable by a man's calling out, "You are a traitress!"

    Vittoria, Complete George Meredith
  • But the Genie said, 'Nay, there will come a time for that, traitress!'

  • Laughing in her sleeve, the traitress glided away in the dark.

    The Mesmerist's Victim Alexandre Dumas
  • And you are prepared to die—so young, so beautiful, to die a traitress?

    The Silent Rifleman Henry William Herbert
  • "traitress or saint, it is none of our business," said Boris grimly.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • In the interval Hella walked past Anneliese and said out loud: "traitress!!"

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl

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