authouress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

authour +‎ -ess

Noun[edit]

authouress (plural authouresses)

  1. Archaic form of authoress.
    • 1753, Samuel Johnson quoted in Life of Samuel Johnson, page #201:
      The part which depends on the imagination is very well supplied, as you will find when you read the paper ; for descriptions of life, there is now a treaty almost made with an authour and an authouress ; and the province of criticism and literature they are very desirous to assign to the commentator on Virgil.