mayoress

mayoress

[mey-er-is, mair-is]
noun
1.
a woman who is the chief executive official of a city, village, or town.
2.
the wife of a mayor.

Origin:
1400–50; mayor + -ess; replacing late Middle English meyresse


See -ess.
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mayoress (ˈmɛərɪs)
 
n
1.  chiefly (Brit) the wife of a mayor
2.  a female mayor

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