avi·​a·​trix ˌā-vē-ˈā-triks How to pronounce aviatrix (audio)
plural aviatrixes ˌā-vē-ˈā-trik-səz How to pronounce aviatrix (audio)
or aviatrices ˌā-vē-ˈā-trə-ˌsēz How to pronounce aviatrix (audio)
: a woman who is an aviator

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Among the poems written across a century of flight are several previously unpublished pieces by the most famous aviatrix of them all, Amelia Earhart. Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2021 Coleman moved to Chicago at 23 and decided to become an aviatrix after hearing stories about the opportunities available for women overseas — likely from a brother who served in France during World War I. Kori Rumore, chicagotribune.com, 23 July 2021 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 21 Aug. 2018 To the horror of his parents, the Duke had had an affair with the dashing aviatrix Beryl Markham. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, 18 May 2018 See More

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.

Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aviatrix was in 1907

Dictionary Entries Near aviatrix

Cite this Entry

“Aviatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviatrix. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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

Commonly Confused Words Quiz

  • vector image of a face with thought expression
  • I went to the ______ store to buy a birthday card.
Spell It

Hear a word and type it out. How many can you get right?

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.