[ pruh-prahy-i-tris ]
See synonyms for proprietress on
  1. a woman who owns a business establishment.

  2. a woman who has the exclusive right or title to something.

Origin of proprietress

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

usage note For proprietress

See -ess.

Words Nearby proprietress Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use proprietress in a sentence

  • It is entirely under the control of ladies, being managed by a proprietress and female clerks.

    The Youthful Wanderer | George H. Heffner