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schoolmaster

[ skool-mas-ter, -mah-ster ]
/ ˈskulˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər /
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noun

a man who presides over or teaches in a school.
anything that teaches or directs: Life can be a harsh schoolmaster.
a snapper, Lutjanus apodus, a food fish found in Florida, the West Indies, etc.

verb (used with or without object)

to teach or direct in the capacity of schoolmaster.

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Origin of schoolmaster

First recorded in 1175–1225, schoolmaster is from the Middle English word scolemaister.See school1, master

OTHER WORDS FROM schoolmaster

school·mas·ter·ship, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for schoolmaster

schoolmaster
/ (ˈskuːlˌmɑːstə) /

noun

a man who teaches in or runs a school
a person or thing that acts as an instructor
a food fish, Lutjanus apodus, of the warm waters of the Caribbean and Atlantic: family Lutjanidae (snappers)

verb (intr)

to be a schoolmaster

Derived forms of schoolmaster

schoolmastering, nounschoolmasterish, adjectiveschoolmasterly, adjectiveschoolmastership, noun
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