- or docˈtress noun (facetious)
1. A female doctor
2. A doctor's wife
- During his time in the West Indies, Cornwallis came to own, then later free the " doctoress " Cubah Cornwallis.
- During his time of convalescence he was nursed by a black " doctoress " named Cubah Cornwallis, the mistress of a fellow captain, William Cornwallis.
- Then, in 1806, she reappears following the exit of her father-in-law to New Orleans as a doctoress living at 37 Murray St.
- :: In 1926, Henry Watson Fowler ( of A Dictionary of Modern English Usage fame ) recommended the use of teacheress, doctoress, singeress and danceress.
- This was in practice not that unusual : in the countryside, women practiced medicine in the role of cunning folk, such as Hanna Svensdotter ( 1798 1864 ), who was widely reputed as " The Doctoress in Wram " and who was reputed for her treatment of especially leg injuries " far outside of Scania ".