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  1. a woman employed in the work of editing.
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Origin of editress

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

Usage note

See -ess.
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Historical Examples of editress

  • "I suggested Leonora as editress," corrected Maude, rising angrily.

    The Leader of the Lower School

    Angela Brazil

  • The editress oughtn't to be allowed to monopolize the chief parts!

  • But I understand about Ernie, she mused, sitting down to reply to the Editress.

    Twos and Threes

    G. B. Stern

  • Her article was accepted; but was the judgement of the editress to be trusted?

    The Law Inevitable

    Louis Couperus

  • To be sure—the luck of having you as my editress, my shield, my sword, my everything.