sorceress

[ sawr-ser-is ]
/ ˈsɔr sər ɪs /

noun

a woman who practices sorcery; witch.

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. sorbonist,
  2. sorbonne,
  3. sorbose,
  4. sorbs,
  5. sorcerer,
  6. sorcerous,
  7. sorcerously,
  8. sorcery,
  9. sord,
  10. sordello

Origin of sorceress

1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French sorceresse, equivalent to sorcer (see sorcerer) + -esse -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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Word Origin and History for sorceress

sorceress

n.

late 14c., from Anglo-French sorceresse, from sorcer (see sorcerer).

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