secretaresse etymology

Dutch word secretaresse comes from Dutch secretaris (Receptionist. Secretary. Secretary bird.), Dutch -esse

Detailed word origin of secretaresse

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
secretaris Dutch (nld) Receptionist. Secretary. Secretary bird.
-esse Dutch (nld) Creates the female form of persons or occupations, as English -ess.
secretaresse Dutch (nld) Secretary (a person keeping records and handling clerical work).