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noun (often lowercase)
  1. a female member of the Druids.
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Origin of Druidess

First recorded in 1745–55; Druid + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for druidess

Historical Examples of druidess

  • Among the Germans, Valleda, a Druidess, was for ages worshipped as a deity.

    The God-Idea of the Ancients

    Eliza Burt Gamble

  • Another such "Druidess" is said to have foretold Diocletian's rise.

  • But she was a Druidess in this, that she regretted she knew not what in the usages and practices of her Church.

    Barchester Towers

    Anthony Trollope

  • He thus fulfilled the prediction of a druidess of Gaul, that he would mount a throne as soon as he had slain a wild boar (aper).

  • What the Druidess may or may not do for the musical drama in England, let her own oracles expound.

Word Origin and History for druidess



1755, from Druid + -ess. Formerly, Druid had been used indifferently of both sexes.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper