Definition of postmistress
: a woman who is a postmaster
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As Joe, the town’s upbeat, no-nonsense sheriff, Kevin Earley has a sunny presence and bright tenor voice, and Maggie Carney offers welcome comic relief as the town gossip and postmistress Effy, who gradually warms to Percy’s charms.
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POSTMISTRESS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of postmistress for English Language Learners
: a woman who is in charge of a post office
POSTMISTRESS Defined for Kids
Definition of postmistress for Students
: a woman in charge of a post office
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