co·​me·​di·​enne | \ kə-ˌmē-dē-ˈen How to pronounce comedienne (audio) \

Definition of comedienne

: a woman who is a comedian

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This movie version of the comic book actually stars comediennes: Melissa McCarthy as Kathy and, through the benefit of non-traditional casting, Tiffany Haddish as Ruby. Armond White, National Review, "The Kitchen Is a Berserk, Female-Revenge Fantasy — and a Bad Movie," 9 Aug. 2019 The comedienne performs in her first Netflix stand-up special, recorded in D.C. July 31 Kengan Ashura: Part l (Netflix Anime) An underground gladiator fights on behalf of a business mogul who wagers deals on the outcome of these brutal matches. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Netflix list for July 2019: Everything new and expiring," 19 June 2019 But Israel just so happened to be working on an article about comedienne, singer, and actress Fanny Brice for Soap Opera Digest. Alissa Wilkinson, Vox, "5 fascinating stories about Lee Israel, the real person behind Can You Ever Forgive Me?," 19 Oct. 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 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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