a female deserter ...1645 obs. rare
from deserter (n.); on the type of French feminines, e.g. actrice
FIRST DOCUMENTED USE
1645 - see EXAMPLE below
"...Soon after wee are bid leav Father and Mother, and cleav to a Wife, but must understand the Fathers consent withall, els not. Cleav to a Wife, but let her bee a wife, let her be a meet help, a solace, not a nothing, not an adversary, not a desertrice; can any law or command be so unreasonable as to make men cleav to calamity, to ruin, to perdition?..."
From: Tetrachordon, Expositions upon the foure chiefe places in Scripture which treat of Mariage, or nullities in Mariage- John Milton