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directress

[ dih-rek-tris, dahy- ]

noun

  1. a woman who is a director.


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Gender Note

See -ess.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of directress1

First recorded in 1570–80; direct(o)r + -ess

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Example Sentences

I fought and fought with the directress, a teacher of elocution, who tried to make me mouth my words in the old style.

Not only were those working at Cecilia's trousseau young and merry, but, from the directress herself, they were all pretty.

Whereupon she arranged the reception to suit herself; that is, so as to remain directress of the occasion.

A Montessori directress does no common "teaching," but she is called upon for very skillful and very tiring effort.

This method is, of course, practical only where the directress lives among the families of her scholars.

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