One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A woman responsible for proposing toasts, introducing speakers, and making other formal announcements at a large social event.‘he was introduced by a local attorney who served as toastmistress’
- ‘She was remembered as a dedicated intellectual who, despite not becoming literate in English until she was 12, went on to study at Sydney University and was once crowned Australian Toastmistress of the Year.’
- ‘I could go on but the whole of Cabinet needs to join Toastmasters / Toastmistresses and learn something of the art of public speaking.’
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