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French traîtresse.


traitress (plural traitresses)

  1. Obsolete form of traitoress.
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes, line 725:
      My wife, my traitress, let her not come near me.
    • 1690, [John] Dryden, Don Sebastian, King of Portugal: [], London: [] Jo. Hindmarsh, [], OCLC 1154883115, (please specify the page number):
      Would'st thou revenge thee, traitress, hadst thou pow'r?

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for “traitress” in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)