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[trey-tris] /ˈtreɪ trɪs/
a woman who is a traitor.
Also, traitoress
[trey-ter-is] /ˈtreɪ tər ɪs/ (Show IPA)
Origin of traitress
late Middle English
1400-50; late Middle English traitresse < Old French; see traitor, -ess Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The wife of Hooker tyrannized over his days, and at last proved to be a traitress to his fame.

    Amenities of Literature Isaac Disraeli
  • So she had deceived him, after all; she had played the traitress from the very beginning.

    The Doomsman Van Tassel Sutphen
  • The girls threw a reproachful look at the traitress, who made a defiant little mouth at them.

    Lucile Triumphant Elizabeth M. Duffield
  • The very power of the characterization makes the traitress hateful.

    The Man Shakespeare Frank Harris
  • The traitress discovered that Her Majesty was on the eve of setting off by seeing her diamonds packed up.

    The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
  • In the crisis, beside her father's corpse, she had played the traitress to her resolve.

    Fort Amity Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • I will not say in what country, for all countries have been hospitable to me, and I am neither a spy nor a traitress.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • "traitress or saint, it is none of our business," said Boris grimly.

    Joan of the Sword Hand S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
  • The subtitles fairly hissed to the sibilant swishing of such words as traitress, temptress, tigress and sorceress.

    Sundry Accounts Irvin S. Cobb
  • In the interval Hella walked past Anneliese and said out loud: "traitress!!"

    A Young Girl's Diary An Anonymous Young Girl

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