housemaster

[ hous-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈhaʊsˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /
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noun

a man who is in charge of a house or a dormitory in a private school for boys.

Nearby words

  1. houselights,
  2. houseline,
  3. housemaid,
  4. housemaid's knee,
  5. houseman,
  6. housemate,
  7. housemother,
  8. houseparent,
  9. houseperson,
  10. housephone

Origin of housemaster

First recorded in 1875–80; house + master

Related formshouse·mas·ter·ship, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for housemaster

housemaster

/ (ˈhaʊsˌmɑːstə) /

noun

a teacher, esp in a boarding school, responsible for the pupils in his house
Derived Formshousemistress (ˈhaʊsˌmɪstrɪs), fem n

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