post·​mis·​tress | \ ˈpōs(t)-ˌmi-strəs How to pronounce postmistress (audio) \

Definition of postmistress

: a woman who is a postmaster

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1697, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of postmistress

old-fashioned : a woman who is in charge of a post office


post·​mis·​tress | \ ˈpōst-ˌmi-strəs How to pronounce postmistress (audio) \

Kids Definition of postmistress

: a woman in charge of a post office

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