Borrowing from French comédienne.
comedienne (plural comediennes)
- (sometimes proscribed) A female comedian.
Some consider this word to be an outdated gendered term, preferring to use comedian or comic for women instead.
- ^ "Guardian and Observer style guide: A", Guardian Media Group. URL accessed on 21 February 2015.
- ^ Fogarty, Mignon (12 November 2014), "You should basically stop using gendered nouns", The Washington Post. Nash Holdings LLC. URL accessed on 21 February 2015.