from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A woman professional entertainer who tells jokes or performs various other comic acts.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A female comedian.
French comédienne, feminine of comédien, comedian; see comedian.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Borrowing from French comédienne (Wiktionary)