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Some consider this word to be an outdated gendered term, preferring to use comedian or comic for women instead.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”, in (Please provide the title of the work), Guardian Media Group, accessed 21 February 2015
- ^ Fogarty, Mignon (12 November 2014), “You should basically stop using gendered nouns”, in The Washington Post, Nash Holdings LLC, retrieved 21 February 2015