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[man-i-jer-is; British man-i-juh-res] /ˈmæn ɪ dʒər ɪs; British ˌmæn ɪ dʒəˈrɛs/
a woman who is a manager.
Origin of manageress
1790-1800; manager + -ess
Usage note
See -ess. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The manageress was nowhere to be seen; nor was Nelly, probably by now a manageress herself.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • Of course it's against the rules, but what can a manageress do?

    The Wife of Sir Isaac Harman H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
  • Evidently the manageress desired the victims to be prepared for the worst.

  • Farwell looked surprised for a second, then saw the manageress on the stairs.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
  • Grimaldi was not less prompt in expressing his complete satisfaction in regard to his engagements with "the manageress."

    A Book of the Play Dutton Cook
  • He then went and confabbed for some minutes with the manageress, and returned.

  • They had not announced their arrival beforehand, and the manageress took them upstairs to see several vacant rooms.

    Ghosts I Have Seen Violet Tweedale
  • His wife, as so often happens in French marriages, had evidently been the manageress.

    Out To Win Coningsby Dawson
  • It appeared that he was accompanied by a Miss Coburn, whom the manageress believed to be his daughter.

    The Pit Prop Syndicate Freeman Wills Crofts
  • This lady must be taken to her room,—No. 80, I believe,—then the manageress and a chambermaid can attend to her.

    The Silent Barrier Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for manageress


/ˌmænɪdʒəˈrɛs; ˈmænɪdʒəˌrɛs/
a woman who is in charge of a shop, department, canteen, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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