- a woman who is an author.
Origin of authoress
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Examples from the Web for authoress
The authoress was pleased, and the block was sent to the engraver.The Confessions of a Caricaturist, Vol. 1 (of 2)
Yet the authoress of "Sour Grapes" was undeniably a successful woman.Audrey Craven
Yes, thanks, and I hope the Mrs. Authoress has done the same.Through Finland in Carts
Ethel Brilliana Alec-Tweedie
Presently the authoress paused and seemed to wait for her guest's criticism.
He wanted to talk with his friend about the young author and authoress.
- old-fashioned, or derogatory a female author
Gender-neutral form: author
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