exterminatress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed as exterminate +‎ -ress, compare exterminatrix.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exterminatress (plural exterminatresses)

  1. A female agent that exterminates; an exterminatrix.

References[edit]

  • Exterminatress” listed on page 462 of volume III (D–E), § ii (E) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1897]
    Exterminatress (ekstə̄·ɹmineⁱːtrės). [f. Exterminator + -ess.] A female exterminator. [¶] 1891 Sat. Rev. 12 Sept. 289/2 Miss Ormerod, the exterminatress of insects.
  • exterminatress” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]