mayoress

noun
may·​or·​ess | \ ˈmā-ə-rəs How to pronounce mayoress (audio) , ˈmer-əs \

Definition of mayoress

1 chiefly British : the wife or official hostess of a mayor
2 chiefly British : a woman holding the office of mayor

First Known Use of mayoress

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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

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“Mayoress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mayoress. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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mayoress

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English Language Learners Definition of mayoress

: a woman who is a mayor
: the wife or official hostess of a mayor

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