comedienne

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See also: comédienne

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French comédienne.

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Noun[edit]

comedienne (plural comediennes)

  1. (sometimes proscribed) A female comedian.

Usage notes[edit]

Some consider this word to be an outdated gendered term, preferring to use comedian or comic for women instead.[1][2]

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  1. ^ "Guardian and Observer style guide: A", Guardian Media Group. URL accessed on 21 February 2015.
  2. ^ Fogarty, Mignon (12 November 2014), "You should basically stop using gendered nouns", The Washington Post. Nash Holdings LLC. URL accessed on 21 February 2015.