1540s; see laundry + -ess.
1590s, from tempter + -ess.
"woman as the feminine of man," 1590s, from man (n.) + -ess.
late 14c., from giant + -ess.
late 14c., "witch," from enchanter + -ess. Meaning "charming woman" is from 1713.
1610s, from tiger + -ess.
"female recluse, nun," late 14c.; see anchorite + -ess.
"female demon," 1630s; see demon + -ess.
"a female ogre," 1713; see ogre + -ess.
"woman who waits tables at a restaurant," 1834, from waiter + -ess.