[man-i-jer-is; British man-i-juh-res]


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 Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for manageress

matron, housekeeper, housemother

Examples from the Web for manageress

Historical Examples of manageress

  • 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.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for manageress



a woman who is in charge of a shop, department, canteen, etc
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