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poetess

[poh-i-tis] /ˈpoʊ ɪ tɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who writes poetry.
Origin
1520-1530
1520-30; poet + -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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  • The speaker told of the early struggles of the poetess, of her impediments anil final suc cess.
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poet

/ˈpəʊɪt/
noun
1.
a person who writes poetry
2.
a person with great imagination and creativity
Word Origin
C13: from Latin poēta, from Greek poiētēs maker, poet, from poiein to make
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Word Origin and History for poetess
n.

1520s, from poet + -ess. Earlier fem. form was poetresse (early 15c.). Old Norse had skaldkona "poetess."

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