Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A woman who is a professor.

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Examples

  • This produced words like ‘doctress’ and ‘professoress,’ and even ‘lawyeress,’ all of which have fallen out of use; though waitress, stewardess, and actress are in contemporary use for some speakers.

    Sense & Sensuality

  • If I had children to educate, I would, at ten or twelve years of age, have a professor, or professoress, of whist for them, and cause them to be well grounded in that great and useful game.

    Roundabout Papers

  • It has its painters, and poets, and literary staff, from the bard who tunes his harp to the praise of the pantaloons of the great public benefactor Noses, to the immortal professoress of crochet and cross-stitch, who contracts for L.120 a year to puff in 'The Family

    Chambers's Edinburgh Journal, No. 434 Volume 17, New Series, April 24, 1852

  • If I had children to educate, I would, at ten or twelve years of age, have a professor, or professoress, of whist for them, and cause them to be well grounded in that great and useful game.

    Roundabout Papers

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