Definition of postmistress in English:


Line breaks: post|mis¦tress
Pronunciation: /ˈpəʊs(t)mɪstrɪs


  • A woman in charge of a post office.
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    • 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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