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comedienne

[kuh-mee-dee-en, -mey-] /kəˌmi diˈɛn, -ˌmeɪ-/
noun
1.
a woman who is a comic entertainer or actress.
Origin
1855-1860
1855-60; < French comédienne; see comedian, -enne
Usage note
See -enne.
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  • She's a great comedienne as well as a dramatic actress.
  • He was a, sort of a, what would you call him a comedienne of the day.
  • Details the life and times of comedienne and sit-com star.
British Dictionary definitions for comedienne

comedienne

/kəˌmiːdɪˈɛn/
noun
1.
a female comedian Gender-neutral form comic
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Word Origin and History for comedienne
n.

1860, from French comédienne, fem. of comédien (see comedian).

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