traitress

noun

trai·​tress ˈtrā-trəs How to pronounce traitress (audio)
variants or traitoress
ˈtrā-tə-rəs How to pronounce traitress (audio)
ˈtrā-trəs
: a woman who is a traitor

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Traitress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/traitress. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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