grandmistress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

grand +‎ mistress

Noun[edit]

grandmistress (plural grandmistresses)

  1. (rare) A female grandmaster.
    • 2003, Andy Soltis, Los Voraces 2019: A Chess Novel (page 42)
      The St. Petersburg grandmistress blundered on the 29th move of a Kramnik Sicilian and resigned three moves later.

Usage notes[edit]

  • It is more common to use grandmaster for both men and women.