a woman who is a traitor.

Also trai·tor·ess [trey-ter-is] /ˈtreɪ tər ɪs/.

Origin of traitress

1400–50; late Middle English traitresse < Old French; see traitor, -ess Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for traitress

Historical Examples of traitress

  • The very power of the characterization makes the traitress hateful.

  • I will not say in what country, for all countries have been hospitable to me, and I am neither a spy nor a traitress.

    My Double Life

    Sarah Bernhardt

  • In the crisis, beside her father's corpse, she had played the traitress to her resolve.

    Fort Amity

    Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch

  • So she had deceived him, after all; she had played the traitress from the very beginning.

    The Doomsman

    Van Tassel Sutphen

  • This evening was rendered remarkable by a man's calling out, "You are a traitress!"

    Vittoria, Complete

    George Meredith