[ huhn-tris ]
/ ˈhʌn trɪs /


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

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

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Word Origin and History for huntress


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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper