from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A female commander.


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  • Realising how piqued a proper man CEO might be, if he accidentally talked to a female captainess of industry thinking she was a wife, Davos gives out special wife-of-delegate badges, where the affiliation is left blank to indicate your lady-worthlessness.

    The Guardian World News

  • captainess’ (Sidney); ‘saintess’ (Sir T. Urquhart); ‘heroess’,

    English Past and Present


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