- a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town.
- the wife of a mayor.
Origin of mayoress
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Examples from the Web for mayoress
“No, I pass not upon that,” said the Mayoress; which meant, that she did not fancy it.The King's Daughters
Emily Sarah Holt
The figures of the mayoress and a train of lovely maidens then passed by.Faustus
Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
The mayoress had presented me with the bouquet he was holding for me.The Following of the Star
Florence L. Barclay
By the by, Tantie, do you know the Mayor and Mayoress are coming to the concert?The Girls of St. Cyprian's
And a Mayoress is not safe from the visits of royalty itself.The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes
- mainly British the wife of a mayor
- a female mayor
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