mistress of ceremonies

noun phrase

: a woman who presides at a public ceremony or who acts as hostess of a stage, radio, or television show

Examples of mistress of ceremonies in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The master and mistress of ceremonies will be writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, with special live intermission entertainment from The Corps Dance Crew and the Saber Guild Star Wars performance group. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 8 July 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of mistress of ceremonies was in 1845

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“Mistress of ceremonies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mistress%20of%20ceremonies. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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