emer·​i·​ta i-ˈmer-ə-tə How to pronounce emerita (audio)
: emeritus
used of a woman
Professor Emerita Mary Smith

Word History


Latin, feminine of emeritus

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of emerita was in 1842

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Cite this Entry

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

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