authoress
noun Date: 15th century a woman or girl who is an author

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Authoress — Au thor*ess, n. A female author. Glover. [1913 Webster] Note: The word is not very much used, author being commonly applied to a female writer as well as to a male. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • authoress — [ô′thər is] n. a woman writer: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • authoress — [[t]ɔ͟ːθəres[/t]] authoresses N COUNT An authoress is a female author. Many female writers object to this word, and prefer to be called authors …   English dictionary

  • authoress — author ► NOUN 1) a writer of a book or article. 2) a person who originates a plan or idea. ► VERB ▪ be the author of. DERIVATIVES authoress noun authorial adjective authorship noun …   English terms dictionary

  • authoress — /aw theuhr is/, n. a woman who is an author. [1485 95; AUTHOR + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • authoress — noun A female author. Syn: author …   Wiktionary

  • authoress — au|thor|ess [ˈo:θərıs US ˈo: ] n old fashioned a woman who writes books = ↑writer …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • authoress — au|thor|ess [ ɔθəres ] noun count OLD FASHIONED a woman who writes books, articles, etc., especially as her job …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • authoress — au·thor·ess || ɔːθərɪs n. female author, writer au·thor || ɔːθə v. write something (book, story, report etc.); be the author of; cause something, be the creator of something, originate n. writer, one who writes a book or other… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • authoress — noun (C) a woman who writes books …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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