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authoress

[aw-ther-is] /ˈɔ θər ɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who is an author.
Origin of authoress
1485-1495
1485-95; author + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for authoress

authoress

/ˈɔːθəˌrɛs/
noun
1.
(old-fashioned or derogatory) a female author
Usage note
Gender-neutral form: author
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