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dominie

[dom-uh-nee, doh-muh-] /ˈdɒm ə ni, ˈdoʊ mə-/
noun
1.
Chiefly Scot. a schoolmaster.
2.
a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church.
3.
Chiefly Hudson Valley. a pastor or minister.
Origin of dominie
1605-1615
First recorded in 1605-15; variant of domine
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  • In his excitement the dominie had snapped the stem of his tobacco pipe in two.

  • 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.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • You're not fit for it, lad; you have only the makings of a dominie.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • "All folks don't think the same way you do, dominie," persisted Jones.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • "You're but a stranger in our town," interposed the dominie.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • dominie Graves read out the names of the babies to be baptized that day.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • "The dominie ain't likin' Daddy and me, though," she murmured.

    Tess of the Storm Country

    Grace Miller White
  • Besides, he was more amused than he cared to own by the originality of the dominie.

    Red Cap Tales Samuel Rutherford Crockett
British Dictionary definitions for dominie

dominie

/ˈdɒmɪnɪ/
noun
1.
a Scot word for schoolmaster
2.
a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address
Word Origin
C17: from Latin dominē, vocative case of dominus lord
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