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authoress (plural authoresses)
- (dated, derogatory) A female author.
1765 January, “A further Account of the celebrated German Poeteſs”, The Gentleman's Magazine, page 5:
- This obſervation is verified in our authoreſs, who, without deſign, without art, and without inſtruction is arrived at a wonderful perfection in the art of poetry, and may be placed amongſt poets of the firſt claſs.