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[man-i-jer-is; British man-i-juh-res] /ˈmæn ɪ dʒər ɪs; British ˌmæn ɪ dʒəˈrɛs/
a woman who is a manager.
Origin of manageress
First recorded in 1790-1800; manager + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for manageress
Historical Examples
  • I went the round of the bedrooms accompanied by the manageress.

    Autumn Impressions of the Gironde Isabel Giberne Sieveking
  • Frampa she did not mind so much, for the manageress never acted now.

    Kophetua the Thirteenth Julian Corbett
  • Of course it's against the rules, but what can a manageress do?

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman

    H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • Farwell looked surprised for a second, then saw the manageress on the stairs.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • The manageress was nowhere to be seen; nor was Nelly, probably by now a manageress herself.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • He then went and confabbed for some minutes with the manageress, and returned.

  • His wife, as so often happens in French marriages, had evidently been the manageress.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • Madame Ablas had a heart,—more, she had a French manageress's discriminating instinct.

  • This lady must be taken to her room,—No. 80, I believe,—then the manageress and a chambermaid can attend to her.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
  • The lady was manageress, and had come over to superintend the initial proceedings at Kilronan.

    My New Curate P.A. Sheehan
British Dictionary definitions for manageress


/ˌmænɪdʒəˈrɛs; ˈmænɪdʒəˌrɛs/
a woman who is in charge of a shop, department, canteen, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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