- a woman who presides over or teaches in a school.
Origin of schoolmistress
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Examples from the Web for schoolmistress
The schoolmistress didn't mean to obey the order, but for some reason she did.
The schoolmistress immediately became the center of interest.
The schoolmistress endeavored to turn the subject, but it was useless.
The schoolmistress went with her as far as the sitting room.
The schoolmistress, her face red and her eyes moist, approached.
- a woman who teaches in or runs a school
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