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-enne




a personal noun suffix occurring in loanwords from French, where it forms feminine nouns corresponding to masculine nouns ending in -en (comedienne, doyenne); on this model, of very limited productivity in English, forming distinctively feminine nouns from words ending in -an: equestrienne.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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