from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A woman who proposes the toasts and introduces the speakers at a banquet.

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  • n. The female form of toastmaster.


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  • Bukharan winds blew cold and sharp — M.J. Engh was the author honored when I was toastmistress of the Nebula Awards; as part of my preparation, I ordered and read her classic “A Wind From Bukhara”. and whispered to my secret heart

    Kristine Kathryn Rusch » 2010 » June » 21

  • The first title to be discussed will be Jericho Point by glamorous but dangerous Meg Gardiner, toastmistress at next year's Gala Dinner.

    Hakan Nesser at Crimefest 2009

  • Singer/songwriter Janis Ian will be on hand to serve as toastmistress.

    The Nebula Awards Weekend

  • Davis gave up Gobbo at once and Christy, after weighing the relative glories of being toastmistress and Antonio decided that she could help more at the class supper.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • By the way, whom are they going to have for toastmistress at class-supper?

    Betty Wales Senior

  • In making you toastmistress 19 -- was supposed to be doing you an honor.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • It wasn't surprising that Eleanor Watson, with her newly acquired duties as toastmistress, should keep getting outside the circle to consult various toasters and members of the supper committee; but it did seem as if Betty Wales might stay quietly in her place.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • The next and last business of this meeting is to elect a toastmistress for our class-supper.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • "Because the toastmistress who presides over our supper ought to be the choice of her class," said Marie firmly.

    Betty Wales Senior

  • You all know about Christy and as Bob Parker says the new toastmistress ought to have all the time there is left.

    Betty Wales Senior


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