As nouns the difference between contributor and contributress
is that contributor
is a benefactor; someone who donates to charity or some cause while contributress
is (archaic|rare) a female contributor.
* contributour (obsolete)
A benefactor; someone who donates to charity or some cause.
A person who backs, supports or champions a cause, activity or institution.
- I am a longstanding financial contributor to Amnesty International.
A person (or thing) instrumental in the creation or growth of something.
- He was a regular contributor to Greenpeace protests.
A person who produces articles published in a newspaper, magazine, online publication, etc.
- With her strength and intelligence, she is an important contributor to the indigenous gene pool.
- William Safire has been a notable contributor to the op-ed pages of the ''New York Times'' for many years.
(archaic, rare) A female contributor.