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Editrix

noun; back formation
A female editor Analogy to "dominatrix," 'female dominator.' The usages cited emphasize the fact that the editor is a woman. The last one does this particular because the article describes one of a few female editors in a largely male-dominated field. Humorous way to make 'editor' gender-specific.
 
In her 40 years as editrix of the premier fashion magazine, Anna Wintour has presided over a provocative mix of ‘mass and class.’
Etymology : edit(or) + rix, analogy to "dominatrix."
Source : Newsweek
Last modified: 10 June 2008


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