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schoolmistress

[skool-mis-tris] /ˈskulˌmɪs trɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who presides over or teaches in a school.
Origin of schoolmistress
1490-1500
First recorded in 1490-1500; school1 + mistress
Usage note
See -ess.
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schoolmistress

/ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs/
noun
1.
a woman who teaches in or runs a school
Derived Forms
schoolmistressy, adjective
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