portress

noun
por·​tress | \ ˈpȯr-trəs How to pronounce portress (audio) \

Definition of portress

: a woman who is a porter: such as
a : a doorkeeper in a convent or apartment building
b : charwoman

First Known Use of portress

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Portress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/portress. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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