[dom-uh-nee, doh-muh-]


Chiefly Scot. a schoolmaster.
a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church.
Chiefly Hudson Valley. a pastor or minister.

Origin of dominie

First recorded in 1605–15; variant of domine Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for dominie

cleric, clergyman, assistant, pastor, priest, minister, dominie

Examples from the Web for dominie

Historical Examples of dominie

  • 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.

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

British Dictionary definitions for dominie



a Scot word for schoolmaster
a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address

Word Origin for dominie

C17: from Latin dominē, vocative case of dominus lord
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