postmistress

/pohst"mis'tris/, n.
a woman in charge of a post office.
[1690-1700; POST3 + MISTRESS]
Usage. See -ess.

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  • postmistress — [[t]po͟ʊstmɪstrəs[/t]] postmistresses N COUNT A postmistress is a woman who is in charge of a local post office. [FORMAL] …   English dictionary

  • postmistress — noun Date: 1697 a woman who is a postmaster …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • postmistress — post|mis|tress [ˈpəustˌmıstrıs US ˈpoust ] n old fashioned a woman who is in charge of a post office …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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