The manageress of a shop, restaurant, or other small business is the woman who is responsible for running it. Some women object to this word and prefer to be called a `manager'.

...the manageress of a betting shop.

...a widowed restaurant manageress.

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  • manageress — man‧ag‧er‧ess [ˌmænɪdʒəˈres ǁ ˈmænɪdʒərs] noun [countable] old fashioned COMMERCE a woman who is in charge of a business such as a shop or restaurant * * * manageress UK US /ˌmænɪdʒərˈes/ US  /ˈmænɪdʒərɪs/ noun [C] UK OLD FASHIONED ► …   Financial and business terms

  • manageress — n. A woman manager. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • manageress — see ess …   Modern English usage

  • manageress — ► NOUN ▪ a female manager …   English terms dictionary

  • manageress — [man′i jə ris] n. a female manager …   English World dictionary

  • manageress — UK [ˌmænɪdʒəˈres] / US noun [countable] Word forms manageress : singular manageress plural manageresses British old fashioned a woman whose job is to organize and control the work of a business or organization …   English dictionary

  • manageress — noun Manageress is used after these nouns: ↑shop …   Collocations dictionary

  • manageress — noun Date: 1797 a woman who is a manager …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • manageress — /man i jeuhr is/; Brit. /man i jeuh res /, n. a woman who is a manager. [1790 1800; MANAGER + ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • manageress — noun /ˈmænɪʤəˌɹɛs/ A female manager …   Wiktionary

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