Definition of play-actress in English:

play-actress

noun

  • A female actor of plays; = "actress". Also in extended use: a woman or girl engaged in pretence or deceit.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Susan Ferrier (1782–1854), novelist. From play + actress, after play-actor.

Pronunciation

play-actress

/ˈpleɪˌaktrɪs/