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mayoress

[mey-er-is, mair-is]
noun
  1. a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town.
  2. the wife of a mayor.
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Origin of mayoress

1400–50; mayor + -ess; replacing late Middle English meyresse

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for mayoress

Historical Examples

  • “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?

  • And a Mayoress is not safe from the visits of royalty itself.


British Dictionary definitions for mayoress

mayoress

noun
  1. mainly British the wife of a mayor
  2. a female mayor
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