huntress

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From hunter +‎ -ess, possibly on the model of the likes of mistress.

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huntress (plural huntresses)

  1. A female hunter.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, III.5:
      In those same woods ye well remember may / How that a noble hunteress did wonne [...].
    • 2014, William Kremer, A 13-year-old eagle huntress in Mongolia, BBC World Service:
      Ashol-Pan, the daughter of a particularly celebrated hunter, may well be the country's only apprentice huntress.

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