from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A woman serving as the head of government of a city, town, borough, or municipal corporation.
  • noun The wife of a mayor.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The wife of a mayor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The wife of a mayor.
  • noun A woman who is mayor.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A rarely used term used for a female mayor or the wife of a male mayor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the wife of a mayor
  • noun a woman mayor


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