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

Examples of aviatrix in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One distinguished member of the crowd was famed British aviatrix, Lady Mary Heath who had heard of their historic flight and came to see it for herself. Richard Selcer, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 30 Mar. 2024 The first aviatrixes had to be daring, maybe even a bit reckless. Shoshi Parks, Smithsonian Magazine, 21 Mar. 2024 It is still legally named Bob Hope, after the entertainer, and not, to my perpetual surprise, for the aviatrix who helped to put it on the map, Amelia Earhart. Patt Morrison, Los Angeles Times, 13 June 2023 Among the poems written across a century of flight are several previously unpublished pieces by the most famous aviatrix of them all, Amelia Earhart.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

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Word History

First Known Use

1907, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of aviatrix was in 1907

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“Aviatrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviatrix. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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