poetess

noun
po·et·ess | \ˈpō-ə-təs, ˈpō-i- also ˈpȯ(-)i-\

Definition of poetess 

: a girl or woman who is a poet

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Sarojini Naidu, poetess, and Madeline Slade, the British admiral's daughter who has been Gandhi's devoted follower for 17 years. Mme. Lily Rothman, Time, "Gandhi Was Arrested 75 Years Ago. Read TIME's Original Report on What Happened," 9 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of poetess

1530, in the meaning defined above

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poetess

noun

English Language Learners Definition of poetess

: a girl or woman who writes poems

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