Definition of postmistress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈpōstˌmistrəs/


A woman in charge of a post office.
Example sentences
  • Many sub postmasters and postmistresses have pulled out because the recent changes to the payment of welfare benefits have hacked away at their profit margins.
  • In response to the spate of armed robberies, the Post Office told postmasters and postmistresses warning them to be extra vigilant.
  • The female postmistress at the post-office is still recovering from the shock of the incident which occurred around 8.20 am on Thursday.

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Syllabification: post·mis·tress

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