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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Last night, the comedienne, who also stars in the TV series Shrill, made an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, in a Batsheva dress that was long-sleeved, trimmed with ruffles, and printed with a sweet floral motif. Vogue, "Saturday Night Live’s Aidy Bryant Reveals Her Flair for Fashion on Jimmy Fallon," 20 Mar. 2019 Taking it in was writer, director, and comedienne Jill Kargman. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "Writer and Director Jill Kargman’s Photo Diary from the Chanel and Tribeca Through Her Lens Lunch," 17 Oct. 2018 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 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

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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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