[ tohst-mis-truh s ]
/ ˈtoʊstˌmɪs trəs /


a woman who presides at a dinner, introduces the after-dinner speakers, and often proposes toasts.

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Origin of toastmistress

First recorded in 1920–25; toast2 + mistress

usage note for toastmistress

See -ess. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for toastmistress

  • By the way, whom are they going to have for toastmistress at class-supper?

    Betty Wales Senior|Margaret Warde
  • The next and last business of this meeting is to elect a toastmistress for our class-supper.

    Betty Wales Senior|Margaret Warde
  • “Because the toastmistress who presides over our supper ought to be the choice of her class,” said Marie firmly.

    Betty Wales Senior|Margaret Warde
  • In making you toastmistress 19— was supposed to be doing you an honor.

    Betty Wales Senior|Margaret Warde