Definitions

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  • n. Alternative form of traitoress.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A woman who betrays her country or any trust; a traitoress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman who betrays her trust; a perfidious woman; a female traitor: often used in a weakened, half-playful sense.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. female traitor

Etymologies

French traîtresse. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Seeing the Count approach, they continue to play their former roles, and the false Countess makes love to Figaro, till the Count accosts her as "traitress".

    The Standard Operaglass Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Fifty-one Celebrated Operas

  • I will prove to all the world and to her, the traitress (I actually used the word 'traitress') that I can be revenged! '

    The Torrents of Spring

  • Hellas in a mighty war by proving a traitress to my husband.

    Helen

  • Yes, yes, he is calling her plainly enough a go-between in vice, traitress to her master's honour.

    Hippolytus

  • “Why, thou traitress, thou hast held me captive for months,” said the Prince, “and wilt thou not let me hold thee for a moment?”

    The Fair Maid of Perth

  • But, as it was, his reasons for murdering my child were these: the wantonness of Helen and her husband's folly in not punishing the traitress.

    Electra

  • Curses on thee! now perceive what then I missed in the day I brought thee, fraught with doom, from thy home in a barbarian land to dwell in Hellas, traitress to thy sire and to the land that nurtured thee.

    Medea

  • I shall appear a traitress to the dead, while, if I hate him, I shall incur my master's displeasure.

    The Trojan Women

  • For all that followed I must question my own heart, not thee; what frantic thought led me to follow the stranger from thy house, traitress to my country and my home?

    The Trojan Women

  • O Menelaus, hear the conclusion of my argument; crown Hellas by slaying her as she deserves, and establish this law for all others of her sex, e'en death to every traitress to her husband.

    The Trojan Women

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