Definition of comedienne noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//kəˌmiːdiˈen//
; NAmE NAmE//kəˌmiːdiˈen//
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a female entertainer who makes people laugh by telling jokes or funny stories Word Originmid 19th cent.: from French comédienne, feminine of comédien, from Old French comedie, via Latin from Greek kōmōidia, from kōmōidos ‘comic poet’, from kōmos ‘revel’ + aoidos ‘singer’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: comedienne