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mayoress

[mey-er-is, mair-is] /ˈmeɪ ər ɪs, ˈmɛər ɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town.
2.
the wife of a mayor.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; mayor + -ess; replacing late Middle English meyresse
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for mayoress

mayoress

/ˈmɛərɪs/
noun
1.
(mainly Brit) the wife of a mayor
2.
a female mayor
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