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aviatrix

[ey-vee-ey-triks, av-ee-] /ˌeɪ viˈeɪ trɪks, ˌæv i-/
noun, plural aviatrices
[ey-vee-ey-truh-seez, -uh-trahy-seez, av-ee-] /ˌeɪ viˈeɪ trəˌsiz, -əˈtraɪ siz, ˌæv i-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a woman who is a pilot; aviator.
Also, aviatress, aviatrice
[ey-vee-ey-tris] /ˈeɪ viˌeɪ trɪs/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of aviatrix
1925-1930
1925-30; aviat(or) + -trix
Usage note
See -trix.
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  • The aviatrix sat looking on through all this tumult with a happy smile.

  • Miss Helen Goodrich, who is an aviatrix of note, was arrested in Bremen this morning charged with kidnapping.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer
  • Miss Helen Goodrich, an aviatrix of note, was arrested in Bremen this morning charged with kidnapping.

    News Writing M. Lyle Spencer

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