from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A female manager.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A woman manager.
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- noun A
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- noun a woman manager
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The manageress was a busy woman and had many things to think of.
Thomas Cook have banned the use of the Welsh language at its Bangor branch -despite the fact that at least half of its customers speak Welsh- because the manageress is a monoglot English speaker.
The manageress was a plump woman with hair dyed red, who retained a certain charm.
The manageress was a not unkindly, taciturn person, with the hardened remains of beauty of the brunette type; and the other women workers, who of course hated her, associated her name scandalously with one of the metal-work directors in order to explain her position.
While we were there lots of people complained about their rooms but the manageress was a very rude and ignorant woman who had clearly never heard of customer service.
"I have a little thing here, you're sure to like," the 'manageress' would greet him, and he would stay for an hour or so, talking dolefully to some poor girl who sat there astonished that he went no further.
It is conceivable -- so much may perhaps be added by way of concluding note -- that Mrs. Baker unconsciously posed as a model, and lent a feature or two, when the portrait came to be painted of even a more distinguished "manageress," whose theatre was a caravan, however, whose company consisted of waxen effigies, and who bore the name of -- Jarley.
No sooner does the American traveller land in England than are forced upon his consideration the striking differences in the etiquette of the two countries, the language for common things, the different system of intercourse between the employee and the employer, the intense respectfulness of the guard on the railway, the waiter at the hotel, and the porter who shoulders a trunk, and the Stately "manageress" of the hotel, who greets a traveller as "my lady," and holds out her hand for a shilling.
A famous provincial manager, or "manageress," was one Mrs. Baker, concerning whom curious particulars are related in the "Memoirs of
Islands, still tight of tongue, Alice Akana was mistress of the hula house, manageress of the dancing girls who hula'd for royalty, for luaus (feasts), house-parties, poi suppers, and curious tourists.