proprietress

noun
pro·pri·e·tress | \ prə-ˈprī-ə-trəs , prō- \

Definition of proprietress 

: a woman who is a proprietor

Examples of proprietress in a Sentence

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Amy Shearn is the mother of two small children, and is the proprietress of Household Words, a blog about babies, books, and Brooklyn. Amy Shearn, Redbook, "The Best & Worst Mothers in Our Favorite Books," 2 Apr. 2013 Amy Shearn is the mother of two small children and the proprietress of Household Words, a blog about babies, books, and Brooklyn. Amy Shearn, Redbook, "My 4-Year-Old Doesn't Need High Heels," 1 Aug. 2013 Eschewing Michelin stars for a mission bar, proprietress Michelle Courtright gave up the riches of advertising to instead tackle climate change, food waste, and carbon footprint issues in the restaurant industry. Jason Tesauro, Esquire, "Minneapolis Is the Food World's Best Kept Secret," 31 Jan. 2018 Eschewing Michelin stars for a mission bar, proprietress Michelle Courtwright gave up the riches of advertising to instead tackle climate change, food waste, and carbon footprint issues in the restaurant industry. Jason Tesauro, Esquire, "Minneapolis Is the Food World's Best Kept Secret," 31 Jan. 2018 But despite her abiding youth, Sudia’s killer take on the famous Stephen Sondheim bakeshop proprietress truly was world-class. Chris Jones, chicagotribune.com, "Our top 10 stage performances of 2017," 21 Dec. 2017 It was inspired by a simple vineyard lunch Ducksoup’s proprietress, Clare Lattin, had outside Beirut. Kitty Greenwald, WSJ, "Grilled Leg of Lamb With Roasted Apricots: Quick Summer Recipe," 26 July 2017 As their day ends, the Frasers go to a brothel where the Madame Jeanne, the proprietress, is none too pleased to learn Jamie has a wife. Roxane Gay, Glamour, "'Outlander' Season 3, Episode 6 Recap: Jamie and Claire Finally Reunite, and Yes, the Sex Is Fire," 22 Oct. 2017 In accounts of the lynching, Till is widely said to have wolf-whistled at the proprietress, Carolyn Bryant, on his way out. Emily Langer, Washington Post, "Simeon Wright, witness to the abduction of his cousin Emmett Till, dies at 74," 5 Sep. 2017

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1692, in the meaning defined above

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proprietress

noun

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: a woman who is a proprietor

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