co·me·di·enne | \kə-ˌmē-dē-ˈen \

Definition of comedienne 

: a woman who is a comedian

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The hour-long show follows three suburban mothers — played by Christine Hendricks, Mae Whitman and stand-up comedienne Retta — who turn to crime in order to make ends meet. David Ng,, "NBC's 'Good Girls' relocating production to California under the state tax credit program," 2 July 2018 But when Haddish offered to fight the biter for the singer, Beyoncé told her to relax and took a selfie with Haddish instead, according to the comedienne. Ale Russian,, "Sanaa Lathan Breaks Silence on Beyoncé Biting Rumors: ‘I Would Never Do Anything Malicious'," 8 May 2018 The show kicked off with a spoof of Black Panther, complete with the comedienne coming for the Wakandan crown — or just a whiff of T’Challa’s (Chadwick Boseman) inner leg., "MTV Movie Awards: From Tiffany Haddish's Best Jokes to The Blackest Show Yet," 19 June 2018 West Hollywood Mayor John Duran presented the comedienne the award. Fox News, "Kathy Griffin pays tribute to Kate Spade while accepting LGBTQ activism award," 7 June 2018 In the same way, however, that the longtime progressive donor is used as a bogeyman by conservatives ranging from comedienne Roseanne Barr to Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the mere mention of his name scares bail bond owners. Gilbert Garcia, San Antonio Express-News, "DA contender tries to calm fears of bail bond owners," 31 May 2018 The comedienne, who is the star and namesake of ABC’s newest reboot, Roseanne, issued an apology once her horrible comments began spreading across social media. Britni Danielle,, "Roseanne Barr Compares Obama Adviser Valerie Jarrett To An Ape, And The Internet Is Not Having It!," 29 May 2018 The incident caused enough controversy for President Donald Trump and comedienne Kathy Griffin to come to her defense. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Trump comes to the aid of Tomi Lahren after she had a drink thrown at her," 25 May 2018 Joining Clooney at the 2018 conference is outspoken Muslim comedienne Maysoon Zayid, cofounder of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. Erin Arvedlund,, "Amal Clooney to headline Pa. Conf for Women on Oct. 12, 2018," 18 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of comedienne

1834, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for comedienne

French comédienne, feminine of comédien comedian, from comédie

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: a woman who is a comedian

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to reject or criticize sharply

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