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[dom-uh-nee, doh-muh-]
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  1. Chiefly Scot. a schoolmaster.
  2. a pastor in the Dutch Reformed Church.
  3. Chiefly Hudson Valley. a pastor or minister.
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Origin of dominie

First recorded in 1605–15; variant of domine
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Historical Examples

  • In his excitement the dominie had snapped the stem of his tobacco pipe in two.

    Howard Pyle's Book of Pirates

    Howard Pyle

  • 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


  1. a Scot word for schoolmaster
  2. a minister or clergyman: also used as a term of address
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Word Origin

C17: from Latin dominē, vocative case of dominus lord
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