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[pawr-ter-is, pohr-]
  1. portress.
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Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for porteress

Historical Examples

  • By some slight pretext the abbess had had the precaution to remove the porteress.

    The Rebel Chief

    Gustave Aimard

  • And the porteress brushed down the fringe of the wig over her forehead.

  • So saying, he placed a franc in the fat, dirty hand of the porteress.

  • Had Grandier bribed the porteress or ventured to climb the walls?

  • I wait a little longer, and presently the porteress opens the door.