el·​dress ˈel-drəs How to pronounce eldress (audio)
: a woman who is an elder especially of the Shakers

Word History

First Known Use

1640, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eldress was in 1640

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“Eldress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eldress. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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