authoress

[aw-ther-is]
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noun

a woman who is an author.

Nearby words

  1. authenticity,
  2. authigenic,
  3. author,
  4. author catalog,
  5. author's alteration,
  6. authorial,
  7. authoring,
  8. authorisation,
  9. authorise,
  10. authoritarian

Origin of authoress

First recorded in 1485–95; author + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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British Dictionary definitions for authoress

authoress

noun

old-fashioned, or derogatory a female author

usage

Gender-neutral form: author

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