Definition of sub-postmistress in English:

sub-postmistress

noun

British
  • A woman in charge of a sub-post office.

    ‘the sub-postmistress at the old-fashioned post office’
    • ‘The sub-postmistress of Oxford Road post office, who did not want her name printed, said she was overwhelmed by the response from her customers.’
    • ‘She stepped into the breach as postmistress when the village post office closed after the former sub-postmistress moved abroad.’
    • ‘The UK's longest-serving sub-postmistress will stamp her last parcel this month after a career spanning seven decades.’
    • ‘A sub-postmistress has revealed she is also operating from a wooden shed - measuring just 8ft by 6ft.’
    • ‘The teacher's mother is the sub-postmistress at the tiny post office on the corner of a terraced street.’
    • ‘The sub-postmistress is manning the service which still provides a busy and active hub for the cummunity all these years later.’
    • ‘A sub-postmistress offered to lend customers her own money after the loss of the shop's internet connection left her unable to pay pensions or benefits.’
    • ‘She said that even though she did not fit the normal age profile of a rural sub-postmistress, most customers have not commented on it.’
    • ‘A village sub-postmistress has spoken of her relief after computer problems which saw her business forced out of service over Christmas were solved.’

Pronunciation

sub-postmistress

/sʌbˈpəʊstˌmɪstrəs/