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French traîtresse.


traitress (plural traitresses)

  1. Obsolete form of traitoress.
    • 1671, John Milton, Samson Agonistes, line 725:
      My wife, my traitress, let her not come near me.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Dryden to this entry?)

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for traitress in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)