authoress

[ aw-ther-is ]
/ ˈɔ θər ɪs /

noun

a woman who is an author.

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Origin of authoress

First recorded in 1485–95; author + -ess

usage note for authoress

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for authoress

authoress
/ (ˈɔːθəˌrɛs) /

noun

old-fashioned, or derogatory a female author

usage for authoress

Gender-neutral form: author
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