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poetess (n.)

"woman who is a poet," 1520s, from poet + -ess. Earlier fem. form was poetresse (early 15c., from Old French poeteresse). Old Norse had skaldkona "poetess."

updated on July 23, 2020

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Definitions of poetess from WordNet

poetess (n.)
a woman poet;
Etymologies are not definitions. From wordnet.princeton.edu, not affiliated with etymonline.

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