English edit

Etymology edit

digger +‎ -ess

Pronunciation edit

  • (file)

Noun edit

diggeress (plural diggeresses)

  1. (Australia, archaic) A miner's wife.
    • 1914, Overland Monthly and the Out West Magazine, page 563:
      I merely know the bare facts, and bare enough the whole stony subject seems to me, but it was important enough to occupy the close attention of seventy-three diggers and one diggeress.