proprietress

[ pruh-prahy-i-tris ]
/ prəˈpraɪ ɪ trɪs /

noun

a woman who owns a business establishment.
a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something.

Nearby words

  1. proprietary medicine,
  2. proprietary name,
  3. proprieties,
  4. proprietor,
  5. proprietorial,
  6. proprietrix,
  7. propriety,
  8. proprio motu,
  9. proprio-,
  10. proprioception

Origin of proprietress

First recorded in 1685–95; propriet(o)r + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.

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