- Chiefly Scot. a schoolmaster.
- a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church.
- Chiefly Hudson Valley. a pastor or minister.
Origin of dominie
First recorded in 1605–15; variant of domine
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Examples from the Web for dominie
In his excitement the dominie had snapped the stem of his tobacco pipe in two.Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates
He then walked to the door and admitted the barred-out Dominie.Vivian Grey
Earl of Beaconsfield, Benjamin Disraeli
A dominie, an auld dominie; he keepit a schule and ca'ad it an acaadamy!'James Boswell
William Keith Leask
"I would not say that either, Cornal," said the dominie firmly.
You're not fit for it, lad; you have only the makings of a dominie.
- a Scot word for schoolmaster
- a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address
C17: from Latin dominē, vocative case of dominus lord
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