postmistress

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

Definition of postmistress

: a woman who is a postmaster

Examples of postmistress in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Named for the university’s postmistress and librarian Amelia Gayle Gorgas, who was the wife of Confederate General Josiah Gorgas, the university’s eighth president and librarian. Ben Flanagan | Bflanagan@al.com, al, 7 June 2020 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019 His mother, Angela (Salvi) Gimondi, was the town’s postmistress; his father, Mosè, managed a gravel-trucking business. Ian Austen, BostonGlobe.com, 25 Aug. 2019

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1697, in the meaning defined above

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“Postmistress.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/postmistress. Accessed 25 Jun. 2021.

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postmistress

noun

English Language Learners Definition of postmistress

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

postmistress

noun
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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