gamestress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

gamester +‎ -ess

Noun[edit]

gamestress (plural gamestresses)

  1. (archaic) A female gamester.
    • 1896, Horace Williams Fuller, Thomas Tileston Baldwin, Sydney Russell Wrightington, The Green Bag (volume 8)
      Lady Buckinghamshire, it may be remarked, was, perhaps, the most notorious gamestress of her day. She actually slept with a pair of pistols and a blunderbuss by her side for the protection of her cherished bank.