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From warrior +‎ -ess.


warrioress (plural warrioresses)

  1. (rare) A female warrior.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, V.7:
      Eftsoones that warriouresse with haughty crest / Did forth issue all ready for the fight […].
    • 1879, Fanny Kemble, Records of a Girlhood, page 162:
      "[...] which furnished the battery just below our stand, and which, as soon as the unwieldy old warrioress had occupied the post of honor reserved for her in their midst, sent forth a martial acclaim of welcome that made the earth tremble under our feet, and resounded through the air, shivering, with the strong concussion, more than one pane of glass in the windows of Princess Street far below."
    • 2012, Stephen Russell, Handbook for the Urban Warrior: Spiritual Survival Guide, →ISBN:
      You can partially or totally ignore the situation for a short while longer, you can become immobilised with fear, or you can become an urban warrior (or warrioress) and groove on the greatest, most spectacular tragicomic, science-'fiction' drama ever enacted on this planet (probably) until the lights go out.