exterminatrix

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formed as exterminate +‎ -rix, after a hypothetical Latin etymon of the form *exterminātrīx.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

exterminatrix (plural exterminatrices)

  1. A woman, girl, goddess, or other female agent that exterminates; an exterminatress.

References[edit]

  • Exterminatrix” listed on page 462 of volume III (D–E), § ii (E) of A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles [1st ed., 1897]
    Exterminatrix (ekstə̄ːɹminēⁱ·triks). [a. L. *exterminātrix, fem. of Exterminator.] = prec. [¶] 1880 Daily News 3 Nov. 5/7 She is..less of an exterminatrix than the exasperated people represent her to be.
  • exterminatrix” listed in the Oxford English Dictionary [2nd ed., 1989]