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1) usherette. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...Usher is today s word, and ushers may be either male or female. See -ESS; FEMININE OCCUPATIONAL FORMS; INCLUSIVE LANGUAGE; SEXIST LANGUAGE. 1...

2) usherette. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A girl or woman employed to escort people to their seats, as in a theater or stadium....

3) § 6. -ette. 5. Gender. The American Heritage Book of English Usage. 1996
...The suffix -ette, used to mean female, as in usherette or drum majorette, was attacked on etymological grounds long before it was widely considered sexist. Historically,...

4) -ette. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...1. Small; diminutive: kitchenette. 2. Female: usherette. 3. An imitation or inferior kind of cloth: leatherette. Middle English, from Old French, feminine of -et,...

5) -ess, -ette, -euse, -ienne, -ine, -ix. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...dancer/danseuse; masseur/masseuse; hero/heroine; priest/priestess; steward/stewardess; usher/usherette; and so on. Most of these except priestess (which now has a...

6) FEMININE OCCUPATIONAL FORMS, FEMININE GENDER FORMS. The Columbia Guide to Standard American English. 1993
...archaic or even obsolescent—among them, aviatrix, authoress, chorine, danseuse, poetess, and usherette. Some others are still in use, even though many object to them:...

7) Chapter 6. Tendencies in American. 3. Processes of Word-Formation. Mencken, H.L. 1921. The American Language
...conductorette, kitchenette, cellarette, featurette, leatherette, flannelette, crispette, usherette and huskerette, is due to the same effort to make one word do the...

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