Painter vs Paintress - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun painter

is .

As a noun paintress is

(archaic) a female painter.

painter

Etymology 1

From (paint), influenced by (etyl) paintre.

Noun

(en noun)
  • An artist who paints pictures.
  • A laborer or workman who paints surfaces using a paintbrush or other means.
  • (label) A mountain lion, by mispronunciation of "panther".
  • Derived terms
    {{der3, painter's colic , painter-stainer}}

    Etymology 2

    Probably from (etyl) (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (label) A chain or rope used to attach the shank of an anchor to the side of a ship when not in use.
  • (label) A rope connected to the bow of a boat, used to attach it to e.g. a jetty or another boat.
  • * 1908 , (Kenneth Grahame), (The Wind in the Willows) :
  • "Shove that (fat, wicker luncheon-basket) under your feet," he observed to the Mole, as he passed it down into the boat. Then he untied the painter and took the sculls again.
  • *{{quote-book, year=1944, author=(w)
  • , title= The Three Corpse Trick, chapter=5 , passage=The dinghy was trailing astern at the end of its painter , and Merrion looked at it as he passed. He saw that it was a battered-looking affair of the prahm type, with a blunt snout, and like the parent ship, had recently been painted a vivid green.}}

    paintress

    English

    Noun

    (es)
  • (archaic) a female painter
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1838 , first = John , last = Gould , title = Biographical Dictionary of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, and Architects , volume = 2 , section = keyword “Oosterwyck” , location = London , publisher = G. and A. Greenland, Poultry , ol = 7248119M , page = 380 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=AAUFAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA380&dq=paintress , passage = Oosterwyck (Maria Van), a celebrated Dutch paintress of flowers and fruit, born at Nootdrop, a small town near Delft, in 1630. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1867 , first = Shearjashub , last = Spooner , title = A Biographical History of the Fine Arts , volume = 1 , edition = 4th , location = New York , publisher = Leypoldt & Holt , lccn = 81187243 , ol = 3865660M , section = keyword “Bennings” , page = 92 , pageurl = http://books.google.com/books?id=xF2-ii62e68C&pg=PA92&dq=paintress , passage = Bennings, Liévene, a celebrated Flemish paintress , daughter of Simon Benichius, or Bennings, a miniature painter of Bruges, who instructed her in the art. }}
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year = 1990 , title = Potters and Paintresses : Women Designers in the Pottery Industry 1870–1955 , first = Cheryl , last = Buckley , publisher = Women's Press , location = London , isbn = 9780704342118 , ol = 1905690M , page = 101 , url = http://books.google.com/books?id=n4ZQAAAAMAAJ&dq=paintress , passage = After a short time, she moved to Minton's to train as a paintress . }}

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