huntress

noun

hunt·​ress ˈhən-trəs How to pronounce huntress (audio)
: a woman who hunts game
also : a female animal that hunts prey

Examples of huntress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Are Antlers Horns? (Credit:Chamois huntress/Shutterstock) Frequently used interchangeably, antlers and horns are quite different. Allison Futterman, Discover Magazine, 5 Dec. 2023 Yet even as Daisy Ridley acts with a wary urgency, the upshot is that Helena, raised not by wolves but by a kind of human wolf, is supposed to be a huntress to her bones. Owen Gleiberman, Variety, 2 Nov. 2023 Feyre is a 19-year-old huntress who kills a wolf in the woods. Dina Kaur, The Arizona Republic, 29 June 2023 Zhang is Milva, a human adopted by the dryads of Brokilon Forest who is a fierce and talented huntress. Jordan Moreau, Variety, 24 Sep. 2022 As mentioned, vampire Juliette is played by Sarah Catherine Hook and while her huntress lover Calliope is portrayed by Imani Lewis. Seventeen, 17 May 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of huntress was in the 14th century

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“Huntress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/huntress. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

huntress

noun
hunt·​ress ˈhən-trəs How to pronounce huntress (audio)
: a woman who hunts game

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