Definitions

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  • n. A female doctor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A female doctor.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female physician.

Etymologies

doctor +‎ -ess (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The mayoress brightened; the doctoress (assisting at the conference) brightened; the landlady nodded significantly.

    Armadale

  • But being still able to regain his home, though faint with the loss of blood, he bound up his wounds himself, and with the assistance of a doctoress skilled in simples, made such applications of herbs as at the end of several weeks restored him to health again.

    Life of Schamyl And Narrative of the Circassian War of Independence Against Russia

  • At least, so Jael said; and she was a wise doctoress, and had cured many.

    John Halifax, Gentleman

  • His ideas, I am told, have much weight with the fair doctoress; and in the lampoons of the day the new constitution is said to be the offspring of their amours, and to have inherited its father's deformity.

    The Valley of Decision

  • Whenever he closed his eyes, his mind conjured up a picture of the grim witch-doctoress, so strangely named the Bee, and the sound of her evil-omened words as he had heard them that afternoon.

    Black Heart and White Heart

  • "Let the white lord forgive the jest of a poor old witch-doctoress," she said in a whining voice.

    Black Heart and White Heart

  • Nor did the witch-doctoress say anything; she only fixed her beady eyes upon his face.

    Black Heart and White Heart

  • Besides, an old Isanusi or witch doctoress up in the Manica country told me all about it.

    King Solomon's Mines

  • First I desire to know to know whether these dreams of mine of a wonderful white witch-doctoress, or witch, and of my converse with her are indeed more than dreams.

    She and Allan

  • I was the daughter of a priest, and forty years ago, when I was young and fair, I fled this land for my own reasons, and travelled south for three months 'journey, till I came to a village on a mighty river, where I dwelt for twenty years earning a livelihood as a doctoress of medicine.

    The People of the Mist

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