mayoress

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mayor +‎ -ess

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mayoress (plural mayoresses, masculine mayor)

  1. A female mayor.
    • 1993, Ian S. Uys, Bushman soldiers, their alpha and omega, page 39:
      The blonde mayoress was apparently a member of the MPLA and there were indications that spies in the town were sending radio messages to the enemy. Life was monotonous and the troops took to fishing to supplement their rations.
    • 2002, Andy Lane, ‎Paul Simpson, The Bond Files: An Unofficial Guide (ISBN 0753507129), page 276:
      With the Spanish port of Cadiz doubling for the Cuban capital Havana, its striking blonde Mayoress Teofila Martinez was offered a small role as a nurse, but she politely declined.
  2. The wife of a (male) mayor.

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