may·​or·​ess ˈmā-ə-rəs How to pronounce mayoress (audio)
chiefly British : the wife or official hostess of a mayor
chiefly British : a woman holding the office of mayor

Examples of mayoress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Since the announcement of the show on April 10 by the Head of Government of Mexico City, Claudia Sheinbaum, the event had remained controversial as it was designated for electoral purposes, since the mayoress aspires to be a candidate in the 2024 presidential election. Natalia Cano, Billboard, 1 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of mayoress was in the 15th century

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“Mayoress.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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