noun Older Use.
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Origin of schoolmarm
OTHER WORDS FROM schoolmarmschoolmarmish, adjective
Words nearby schoolmarm
Example sentences from the Web for schoolmarm
The common school is a log hut, built by the wayside, and the "schoolmarm" is not a pretentious person.The Hunted Outlaw|Anonymous
It is hardly necessary to state that in this instance the oppressor was a pale, overworked New England "schoolmarm."The Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Tales|Bret Harte
Mrs. Spafford, a peeper through doors and keyholes, explained the schoolmarm's methods.Bunch Grass|Horace Annesley Vachell
The Ku Klux whipped several male teachers, one an ex-Confederate, and warned a schoolmarm or two to leave.Dixie After the War|Myrta Lockett Avary
In confusion, “Babe” began to remove his spurs, thereby serving notice upon the Schoolmarm that he had “come to set a spell.”'Me-Smith'|Caroline Lockhart