authoress

noun
au·​thor·​ess | \ ˈȯ-th(ə-)rəs How to pronounce authoress (audio) \

Definition of authoress

somewhat old-fashioned
: a woman or girl who is an author

First Known Use of authoress

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Authoress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/authoress. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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