authoress

noun
au·​thor·​ess | \ ˈȯ-th(ə-)rəs \

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

noun

English Language Learners Definition of authoress

: a woman who is an author

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