aviator + -rix
aviatrix (plural aviatrices or aviatrixes)
- (dated) A female aviator.
1969, William Dana Orcutt, Celebrities Off Parade: Pen-and-ink Portrait Sketches, ISBN 0836914244, page 111:
- “... — Did you know that she was an aviatrix?” he interjected.
1987, Pat Browne, Heroines of Popular Culture, ISBN 0879724099, page 54:
- The Women Flyers: From Aviatrix to Astronaut
2001, Roger E. Bilstein, Flight in America: From the Wrights to the Astronauts, ISBN 0801866855, page 22:
- Hariet Quimby, a writer for Leslie's Weekly, in 1911 became the first American aviatrix and won international accalim in 1912 as the first woman to pilot a plan across the English Channel.
2002, Deena Mandrell, Deadbeat Dads: Subjectivity and Social Construction, ISBN 0802083188, page 307:
- In 1929 she turned an ide that she ‘stole’ from her son into a screenplay, Wings in the Dark, featuring a protagonist based on Ameria Earhart, the famous aviatrix with whom Shipman was acquainted...
- In common usage, the etymologically-consistent plural form aviatrices is over three times more common than the Anglicised plural form aviatrixes.