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schoolmistress

[ skool-mis-tris ]
/ ˈskulˌmɪs trɪs /
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noun

a woman who presides over or teaches in a school.

Nearby words

schoolma'am, schoolman, schoolmarm, schoolmaster, schoolmate, schoolmistress, schoolroom, schools, schoolteacher, schoolteacherish, schoolteaching

Origin of schoolmistress

First recorded in 1490–1500; school1 + mistress

Usage note

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for schoolmistress

schoolmistress

/ (ˈskuːlˌmɪstrɪs) /

noun

a woman who teaches in or runs a school
Derived Formsschoolmistressy, adjective
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