headmaster

[ hed-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈhɛdˈmæs tər, -ˈmɑ stər /

noun

the person in charge of a private school.

Origin of headmaster

First recorded in 1570–80; head + master

Related forms

head·mas·ter·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for headmaster

headmaster

/ (ˌhɛdˈmɑːstə) /

noun

a male principal of a schoolGender-neutral form: head teacher

Derived Forms

headmastership, noun
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