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


(ˈtoʊstˌmɪs trəs)

a woman who assumes the duties of toastmaster.
usage: See -ess.
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She was a founder member of the Teesside branch of the Inner Wheel - a female fundraising organisation similar to the Rotary Club - and also part of the International Toastmistress Club.
She served as the hostess of the Polish Womens' fashion show and Toastmistress of the 75th Anniversary of the Polish Womens' Club of Three Rivers.
She had served as president and secretary of the Eugene Women's Choral Society and president and treasurer of the Eugene Toastmistress Club.
She set out to improve her public speaking through the Toastmistress Club.