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inquisitress

[in-kwiz-i-tris]
noun
  1. a woman who makes an inquisition.
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Origin of inquisitress

First recorded in 1720–30; inquisit(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Historical Examples of inquisitress

  • Jake repeated, turning ashen pale, and fixing his inquisitress with a distant gaze.

    Yekl

    Abraham Cahan

  • "Why, my dear, when people are abroad they can't be at home," continued the inquisitress.