villainess etymology

English word villainess comes from English -ess (Suffix appended to words to make a female form.Examples:.), English villain

Detailed word origin of villainess

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ess English (eng) Suffix appended to words to make a female form.Examples:.
villain English (eng) (Can we clean up([ +]) this sense?) (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A vile, wicked person.. (poker) Any opponent player, especially a hypothetical player for example and didactic purposes. Compare: .. A deliberate [...]
villainess English (eng) A female villain.

Words with the same origin as villainess

Descendants of -ess
actress adulteress adventuress archduchess baroness demoness heiress huntress laundress lioness manageress mayoress murderess poetess priestess princess prioress proprietress seamstress seductress shepherdess stewardess temptress tigress waitress