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mayoress

[ mey-er-is, mair-is ]
/ ˈmeɪ ər ɪs, ˈmɛər ɪs /
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noun
a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town.
the wife of a mayor.
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Origin of mayoress

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

usage note for mayoress

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for mayoress

mayoress
/ (ˈmɛərɪs) /

noun
mainly British the wife of a mayor
a female mayor
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