protectress

noun
pro·​tec·​tress | \ prə-ˈtek-trəs How to pronounce protectress (audio) \

Definition of protectress

: a woman who is a protector

Examples of protectress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If Gemma was Dante’s Penelope, Beatrice was his Athena—the divine protectress of his odyssey. Judith Thurman, The New Yorker, 13 Sep. 2021 Brizo is named for a minor Greek goddess who was a protectress of fishermen, and arriving guests are greeted by a colorful floor mural of the deity, fetchingly mermaid-like, brandishing a trident. Rand Richards Cooper, courant.com, 10 July 2019 The poet laureate of intoxicating romance looks up at the night sky and finds a protectress. Marc Hirsh, BostonGlobe.com, 20 June 2019

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First Known Use of protectress

1570, in the meaning defined above

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Cite this Entry

“Protectress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protectress. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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