inspectress

noun
in·​spec·​tress | \ -ktrə̇s \
plural -es

Definition of inspectress

old-fashioned
: a female inspector especially : a woman who inspects the work of hotel chambermaids and advises the housekeeper of the need for renovation of rooms and replacement of furniture

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History and Etymology for inspectress

inspector + -ess

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“Inspectress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/inspectress. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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