from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A city woman: feminine of cit.
- noun A female citizen: a translation of the French citoyenne in use during the French revolutionary period.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun rare A city woman.
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- noun obsolete A
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Yankees called each other _citizen_, invented the feminine _citess_, and proposed changing our old calendar for the Ventose and Fructidor arrangement of the one and indivisible republic.
‘citess’, ‘divineress’ (both in Dryden); ‘deaness’ (Sterne);
"citizen" became as common in Philadelphia as in Paris; and in the newspapers it was the fashion to announce marriages as partnerships between "Citizen" Brown, Smith, or Jones, and the "citess," who had been wooed to such an association.