[ huhn-tris ]
/ ˈhʌn trɪs /


a woman who hunts.
a mare used as a hunting horse.

Nearby words

  1. huntington station,
  2. huntington's chorea,
  3. huntington's disease,
  4. huntington, collis potter,
  5. huntington, samuel,
  6. hunts,
  7. huntsman,
  8. huntsman's-cup,
  9. huntsville,
  10. hunyadi

Origin of huntress

First recorded in 1350–1400, huntress is from the Middle English word hunteresse. See hunter, -ess

Usage note

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for huntress

Word Origin and History for huntress


late 14c.; see hunter + -ess. Old English had hunticge.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper