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-stress

1.
a feminine equivalent of -ster:
seamstress; songstress.
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-stress

suffix
1.
indicating a woman who performs or is engaged in a certain activity: songstress, seamstress Compare -ster (sense 1)
Word Origin
from -st(e)r + -ess
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