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Definition of comedienne

: a woman who is a comedian

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Recent Examples on the Web Sitting in for Ellen DeGeneres on the comedienne’s talk show this week, the actor pranked his Frozen 2 costar Idina Menzel by having a guy dressed as Olaf hide out in a box and then pop out to scare her. Nick Romano,, "Watch Josh Gad scare Idina Menzel with a life-size Olaf on Ellen," 22 Nov. 2019 Weinstein is confronted by a patron and two comediennes outraged by the producer's appearance at the event. Chris Francescani, ABC News, "Timeline: Harvey Weinstein's path to his New York City rape and sexual assault convictions," 24 Feb. 2020 Penguin Random House Nothing is off the table and nothing is Too Much Information as far as comedienne Ali Wong is concerned. Rachel King, Fortune, "Gift Guide: The Best Books to Gift People You Know Well—and People You Don’t," 16 Nov. 2019 Chelsea Handler The comedienne’s collage included a very professional throwback, a sweet snap with pals, a weed-themed photo and a bikini pic! Andrea Wurzburger,, "Stars Who Are Recreating Dolly Parton's 'Get You a Woman Who Can Do It All' Meme," 24 Jan. 2020 On the newsroom comedy, White played the man-hungry Sue Ann Nivens, a role that nabbed the comedienne her second and third Emmy Awards (her first was for Life with Elizabeth in 1952). Kate Hogan,, "Celebrate Betty White's 98th Birthday with Her Amazing Life and Career in Pictures," 16 Jan. 2020 As his disturbing livestream is absurdly embraced by the social media hellscape, a comedienne emerges as the only hope to stop this rampage. Mary Sollosi,, "Taylor Swift doc among movies headed to 2020 Sundance Film Festival," 4 Dec. 2019 The comedienne has been open about once being homeless and living out of her car to now being one of the funniest women on the big screen. Joi-marie Mckenzie, Essence, "Tiffany Haddish And Her 'Like A Boss' Co-Stars Share How They Manifested Their Dreams And Bossed Up In The Last Decade," 7 Jan. 2020 Traditionally, Gilbert has received the most attention among the younger Roseanne castmembers, including an Emmy nomination, but Goranson here proves an adept comedienne, imbuing Becky with equal parts tenderness and vinegar. Robyn Bahr, The Hollywood Reporter, "Critic's Notebook: Against the Odds, 'The Conners' Became Comfort TV," 16 Dec. 2019

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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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19 Apr 2020

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“Comedienne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 May. 2020.

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: a woman who is a comedian

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