[ man-i-jer-is; British man-i-juh-res ]
See synonyms for manageress on
  1. a woman who is a manager.

Origin of manageress

First recorded in 1790–1800; manager + -ess

usage note For manageress

See -ess.

Words Nearby manageress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use manageress in a sentence

  • Tell your manageress I am much obliged to her for the charming flowers with which she has decorated my room this morning.

  • Neither talked—there was nothing to say; and presently they got up and went back to the manageress to learn what they had to do.

    Tales of Space and Time | Herbert George Wells
  • The manageress came rustling out of her office and beamed on Deane, who had once stayed there for several weeks.

    The Golden Web | Anthony Partridge
  • By the way, I have consulted the English manageress of this hotel, who was not particularly sympathetic.

    Penelope's Irish Experiences | Kate Douglas Wiggin
  • Accordingly the self-appointed manageress of the affair had borrowed Tom Harmon's hospitality for her protge.

    Wanted: A Husband | Samuel Hopkins Adams

British Dictionary definitions for manageress


/ (ˌmænɪdʒəˈrɛs, ˈmænɪdʒəˌrɛs) /

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

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