comedienne

[kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey-]

noun

a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.

Nearby words

  1. comeback,
  2. comecon,
  3. comedial,
  4. comedian,
  5. comedic,
  6. comedist,
  7. comedo,
  8. comedo nevus,
  9. comedocarcinoma,
  10. comedogenic

Origin of comedienne

1855–60; < French comédienne; see comedian, -enne

Usage note

See -enne.

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British Dictionary definitions for comedienne

comedienne

noun

a female comedianGender-neutral form: comic
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Word Origin and History for comedienne

comedienne

n.

1860, from French comédienne, fem. of comédien (see comedian).

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