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[tee-cher] /ˈti tʃər/
a person who teaches or instructs, especially as a profession; instructor.
Origin of teacher
First recorded in 1250-1300, teacher is from the Middle English word techer. See teach, -er1
Related forms
teacherless, adjective
teachership, noun
nonteacher, noun
self-teacher, noun
underteacher, noun Unabridged
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  • He taught sitting: that belongs to the dignity of teachership.

  • Hester's letter accepting the teachership had put Mr. Sam in something of a quandary.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • It was on her lips to tell him that she had resigned the teachership; but she forbore.

    Shining Ferry Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • “The possession of wisdom was made a claim to teachership” (Hort).

British Dictionary definitions for teachership


a person whose occupation is teaching others, esp children
a personified concept that teaches: nature is a good teacher
Derived Forms
teacherless, adjective
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Word Origin and History for teachership



"one who teaches," c.1300; agent noun from teach (v.). It was used earlier in a sense of "index finger" (late 13c.). Teacher's pet attested from 1856.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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