[ ed-i-tris ]

  1. a woman employed in the work of editing.

Origin of editress

First recorded in 1790–1800; edit(o)r + -ess

usage note For editress

See -ess.

Words Nearby editress

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How to use editress in a sentence

  • I beg to propose that Gipsy Latimer continue to be editress until the end of the summer term.

  • In all common sense, how do you suppose a magazine can be run properly with a different editress each time?

  • I don't aspire to be editress of the school magazine, I assure you, nor even a contributor.

  • Or was she merely a scribbling woman who might be successful as the editress of a woman's dress paper?

    Poppy | Cynthia Stockley
  • Unless you happen to be the proprietor of a weekly paper with a Woman's Page, and need an editress for it.

    A Man of Means | P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill