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[skool-tee-cher] /ˈskulˌti tʃər/
a teacher in a school, especially in one below the college level.
Origin of schoolteacher
First recorded in 1840-50; school1 + teacher Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • When the schoolteacher's turn shall come, then let tyranny and bigotry beware.

    Aztec Land Maturin M. Ballou
  • We thought you was only a schoolteacher, wrapped up in rhymes and birds!

  • It was something for a schoolteacher, counted a mild and childlike man.

  • He married again—a schoolteacher, and it wasn't a year, quite, after—the earthquake.

    Elsie Marley, Honey

    Joslyn Gray
  • Bitterly she denied unto herself that she was really a schoolteacher.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
British Dictionary definitions for schoolteacher


a person who teaches in a school
Derived Forms
schoolteaching, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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