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portress

[pawr-tris, pohr-] /ˈpɔr trɪs, ˈpoʊr-/
noun
1.
a woman who has charge of a door or gate; a female doorkeeper.
Also, porteress.
Origin of portress
late Middle English
1375-1425
late Middle English word dating back to 1375-1425; See origin at porter2, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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portress

/ˈpɔːtrɪs/
noun
1.
a female porter, esp a doorkeeper
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