leprechauness

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

leprechaun +‎ -ess

NounEdit

leprechauness (plural leprechaunesses)

  1. (rare) A female leprechaun.
    • 1993, Barbara Field, Boundary Waters: A Pastoral Farce, page 9
      I picture Declan's mother as a kind of female Barry Fitzgerald, a leprechauness!
    • 2003, Martin Hintz, Irish Milwaukee, page 112
      Joanne Demster was a regular leprechauness at many early Irish Fests.
    • 2016, Dr. David E. Miller, The Dawn of Tomorrow, page 144
      I tried saying the word leprechauness at least ten times, but she didn't understand until I explained that a leprechauness was a female leprechaun.