avi·​a·​trix | \ ˌā-vē-ˈā-triks How to pronounce aviatrix (audio) , ˌa- \
plural aviatrixes\ ˌā-​vē-​ˈā-​trik-​səz How to pronounce aviatrix (audio) , ˌa-​ \ or aviatrices\ ˌā-​vē-​ˈā-​trə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce aviatrix (audio) , ˌa-​ \

Definition of aviatrix

: a woman who is an aviator

Examples of aviatrix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Her character was a crackerjack aviatrix, the leader of a criminal gang of female fliers enlisted in madman Auric Goldfinger’s scheme to rob Fort Knox. Adam Bernstein, BostonGlobe.com, "Honor Blackman, actress who played a Bond woman in ‘Goldfinger,’ dies at 94," 7 Apr. 2020 Within a few years, Trout would be a pioneering aviatrix during the golden age of flight, racking up an impressive list of achievements and setting a few early aviation records. David James, Anchorage Daily News, "20 women who were ‘Born to Fly’ — and opened the skies for all," 29 Feb. 2020 Her impressive achievements garnered her much support in the public eye, with Ware describing the aviatrix as somewhat of a celebrity. Teen Vogue, "Pilot Amelia Earhart's Feminism Should Be Remembered in History," 24 May 2019 The aviatrix forged a new path for women, thanks to a series of record-breaking moments throughout her short life. Megan Stein, Country Living, "What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart?," 23 July 2019 The first managing director was the pioneering aviatrix Maude Bouldin, and for years the space served as a meeting place for practically every woman's club in Los Angeles. Rachel Marlowe, Vogue, "3 Newly Renovated Historic Hotels Celebrate L.A.’s Eclectic Past," 21 Aug. 2018 To the horror of his parents, the Duke had had an affair with the dashing aviatrix Beryl Markham. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "The Royal Bride Who Wore Pink," 18 May 2018 Santa Monica artist Alison Van Pelt portrayed the hotel’s first managing director, the pioneering aviatrix Maude Bouldin, astride a motorcycle. Valli Herman, latimes.com, "The subtle ways the Hotel Figueroa's redesign is a tribute to women," 10 Mar. 2018 Elegantly depicting a map of Central and North America, the watch celebrates the famous aviatrix's famous flight between Mexico and New York on May 8, 1935. Stephen Watson, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Watch is Fancy Enough for the Queen," 1 July 2016

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'aviatrix.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of aviatrix

1907, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about aviatrix

Time Traveler for aviatrix

Time Traveler

The first known use of aviatrix was in 1907

See more words from the same year

Statistics for aviatrix

Cite this Entry

“Aviatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviatrix. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLA Chicago APA Merriam-Webster

Comments on aviatrix

What made you want to look up aviatrix? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


Test Your Vocabulary

Who Knew?

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!


Anagram puzzles meet word search.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!